Inasmuch Community Society Uses ECS Fund to Purchase Books for Refugees During COVID-19 Lockdown

21 January 2021Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

Thanks to a partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, we were able to provide Inasmuch Community Society with 50 graded English reading books through our Emergency Community Support Fund. The graded English reading books, which are simplified English versions of adult fiction and non-fiction books, will be used to help asylum seekers and refugee claimant families improve their ESL and reading skills during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Pictured below is Dr. Angela Belcham, Head of ESL and Education at Inasmuch Community Society, and Wendy Neufeld, our Executive Director.

Inasmuch Community Society provides valuables supports in our community for refugee families.  Some of the services they offer are “transitional housing, settlement services, customized employment counseling, English Language training and basic living support for up to six months following an asylum seeker’s arrival in BC”. Their purpose is to create a family, a home and a supportive community for refugee claimants.
Click here to hear from Inasmuch Community Society about how they used funds from the Emergency Community Support Fund during a challenging year.
To learn more about the Emergency Community Support Fund, click here.


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