The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRCH) will work in collaboration with the Immigrant Working Centre (IWC) in the Hamilton region, to implement the Family Learning Project (FLP), a legal education initiative that intends to provide new Canadian families with knowledge and capacity around child welfare legislation and policies. The project will also provide adult education sessions about child welfare law to service providers who work with new Canadians and peer mentors in the community. This grant will benefit new Canadians, service providers and peer mentors and concludes in 2020. This grant furthers access to justice because there is a disproportionate involvement of newcomers within the child welfare system as a result of factors such as unfamiliarity with the Canadian legal system, language, and cultural barriers.
May 24, 2018
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