Catch da Flava Radio - Newcomer Resources in Regent Park

For our November 14th edition of Catch da Flava Youth Radio Show, we shared a short interview we had with Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Laura Albanese. In tone with our theme of newcomers and immigration, host Erika welcomed guest Geneviève Ramage to our show, to talk about her role at the TD Learning Centre, which provides free services to newcomers in the Regent Park community. Geneviève discussed the services available, especially the IWIP program, which stands for Immigrant Women Integration Program. Minister Albanese had mentioned that all of us, with the exception of the Indigenous community, are all immigrants to Canada, so Geneviève shared with us her personal story of being a newcomer to the Regent Park community, and how her family is also immigrants to Canada. Discussing this, she shares about how diverse the Regent Park community is and how different it has been to her original upbringing, and what coming to a new community has taught her about others, and herself. Geneviève also mentioned that her position was provided in part by government funding that helps newcomers to neighbourhoods, known as “Investing in Neighbourhoods”

We would like to thank Geneviève for being a part of our show, and sharing her insight and personal experience when it comes to the topic of citizenship and immigration. For more information on the TD Learning Centre, specifically the IWIP program, please visit their website at:

http://www.tccld.org/programs/immigrant-women-integration-program/

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