Long Description for Evaluation of the Welcoming Communities Initiative

Text version: Average WCI funding per project by year

Period Funding
2006-2007 $ 35 780
2007-2008 $ 72 270
2008-2009 $ 83 113

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Text version: Total WCI funding by project theme (2006/07 to 2008/09)

Project Theme Funding ($ Million)
Awareness-raising and education 1.16
Newcomer participation and integration 0.96
Anti-racism and diversity training 0.69
Development of tools and resources 0.71
Research and policy development 0.67
Community/settlement services expansion/enhancement 1.53

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Text version: Comparison of WCI funding (in millions $) with and without BC and MB

Period Total WCI funding with BC and MB Total WCI funding without BC and MB
2006/07 0.54 2.33
2007/08 2.02 2.56
2008/09 3.16 3.79

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Text version: Increase in Visible Minority Populations

Category Visible minorities as a percentage of:
Total population in 2001 13 %
Total population in 2006 16 %
Non-immigrant group 6 %
Non-permanent residents 67 %
Total newcomer population 54 %
Newcomers arriving between 2001 and 2006 75 %
Newcomers arriving between 1991 and 2000 74 %
Newcomers arriving before 1991 38 %

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Text version: Need for the WCI

Users 1 = No need and
5 = Major need
WCI Participants/Users (n=22) 4.7
WCI SPOs (n=11) 4.9
WCI SPO Managers (n=6) 5.0
Provincial Representatives (n=5) 5.0
CIC Program Officers (n=9) 4.9
CIC Directors and Managers (n=12) 4.7

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Text version: Need for the various settlement programs

Programs SPO Managers and Directors
(n = 33-65)
CIC Officers
(n = 11-14)
PEAI-B 4.2 4.5
IDCA 4.6 4.9
Programme d’accueil 4.7 4.6
PEAI 5 4.9

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Text version: Overall Success of the WCI

Users 1 = Not at all and
5 = Significantly
CIC Managers and Directors (n = 8) 3.9
CIC Program Officers and Regional Managers (n = 6) 4.1
WCI SPOs (n = 11) 4.5

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Text version: Rating WCI Impact on Newcomers Ability to Deal with Racism and Discrimination

  1 = Not at all and
5 = Significantly
WCI Users/Participants (n = 24) 4.3
WCI SPOs (n = 12) 3.6

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Text version: Rating WCI Impact on Receiving Communities and Non-Settlement Organizations

  WCI Users/Participants (n = 24) WCI SPOs (n = 12)
Understanding of newcomer needs, problems and issues by non-settlement organizations 3.9 4.1
Ability of receiving communities to better understand and address issues related to racism and discrimination 4.2 3.9

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Text version: Rating WCI Impact on the Settlement Sector

  WCI Users/Participants (n = 24) WCI SPOs (n = 12)
Availability of tools and guidelines to build capacity of service providers to manage and deliverservices to newcomers 3.8 4.1
Availability of information to support the development of settlement policies or delivery of settlement programs 3.7 3.6
Ability of settlement organizations to understand/address racism and discrimination 4.4 3.5

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