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Funding cuts to hurt classes for young immigrants
by Louisa Taylor, The Ottawa Citizen, 4 March 2011
Offered by the Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre, the class is one of the few tailored to newcomers between 19 and 30 years old. They often learn at a faster pace and can have specific needs that regular classes can’t accommodate. All of that will come to a halt on April 1, when the centre loses 20 per cent of its funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It’s a similar story across the province, as the federal government trims and redistributes its national budget for helping newcomers settle in Canada...