In November 2017, was awarded the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant by the Government of Ontario.
This was a huge accomplishment, given that we did not have much experience in grant writing.
Everything was impossible until someone did it!

The funds from the government were used to produce 40+ videos over a period of 4 months, covering topics of interest for newcomers to Canada such as networking, mentoring, success factors for immigrants in the Canadian job market, the value of volunteering, etc.

We invited subject matter experts and community leaders who inspire, help and support immigrant professionals on a voluntary basis, to share their personal stories and advice.

The process of shooting the videos was very fun for the team!

Key Results and additional opportunities gained from this project
  • We exceeded all KPIs (number of views and likes)

  • We helped newcomers and soon-to-land immigrants with valuable information to accelerate their integration in the Canadian job market and society

  • We ignited conversations among mentors and mentees in our Group Mentoring Program

  • We increased the engagement of our volunteers and onboarded new volunteers

  • On February 24, Miguel Abascal delivered a presentation at the TRIEC PINs Leaders Roundtable to share this experience with other immigrant associations. He gave specific suggestions to overcome barriers in grant application and answered questions from other leaders.

  • TRIEC also supported us by spreading the word via Twitter and a newsletter!

You can watch all videos in the channel.
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