Since the beginning of the war, over 11 months ago, our team at the Global Black Coalition has been connected community members with many opportunities to get back on track: from scholarships to community grants and the opportunity to move to a safe country to rebuild.
Over the past year, we have helped hundreds of community members relocate across Europe and in Canada.
This month, the Canadian government has announced that it will welcome 90 000 youth in Canada for a work opportunity.
As we know, many of our youth who fled the war are still struggling to make ends meet, find a university to pursue their studies and a job. We have contacted over 100 community meetings regarding the situation faced by Black youth fleeing the war in Ukraine. Many of them expressed that they would simply like to now find a job and take a sabbatical to rethink and rebuild.
This announcement made by the Canadian government is the perfect opportunity for many of them.
Since the announcement made on our social media (instagram account) last week, we have helped a total of 154 youth get pre-approved. We have been able to do so thanks to the support of amazing volunteers like Mr. Prince Darlington, a community member who also fled the war in Ukraine and chose to turn around to support more people, despite the challenges that he is currently facing.
On Saturday, January 28, 2023, our team will be hosting another session to help visible minority youth fleeing the war in Ukraine fill out documents. In the meantime, if you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the link below: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2023/01/international-experience-canada-program-is-now-open-to-welcome-international-youth-to-canada.html?fbclid=IwAR1sEFA2gWtI5eirrvfgjHDjWzGBi0-ldyBO8v_ptE0kFGDV4zjXEQzTfwQ
Once you get pre-approved, please send a copy of your approval to: email@example.com and our team will actively look for a job opportunity for you in Canada and to pair you with one of the organizations identified by the government of Canada.
We continue to be hopeful for the future of our community members and we look forward to seeing many more people get approved and move forward with their lives.
We will also continue to do our very best to assist a greater number of community members.