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Monday, July 28, 2014
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MOOSE JAW IMMIGRANTS RECEIVE ASSISTANCE

A provincial government grant will support the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council

in its efforts to help immigrants establish homes, educate their children and

find jobs in the community.



Moose Jaw North MLA Glenn Hagel presented a $15,000 grant to the council on

behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Jack Hillson.



"The provincial government believes its support to community groups such as the

Multicultural Council is a key component to building a strong Saskatchewan,"

Hagel said. "The many volunteers and supporters of the Moose Jaw

Multicultural Council are welcoming people to our province and helping them to

become established members of the community. We are pleased to support their

effort."



The council will use the money to help people find a place to live, get

utilities hooked up, open bank accounts, shop for clothing, provide translation

services and language classes, help with accessing health services and

education.



Last year, the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council helped 70 Kosovar refugees

settle in the community. This year, they will be supporting at least 30

immigrants from Syria.



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For further Information, contact:



Cathy Gourlie

Municipal Affairs Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-2687
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