Families are scared and alone, strangers in a new country. Winnipeg service providers on the front lines of caring for them are overwhelmed. With more families expected as warmer weather approaches, the need for help is greater than ever.
After 30 days, families with refugee claims can apply for work permits and access supports to help them become independent. Prior to that however, the burden falls largely to Winnipeg service providers to care for these families.
That’s where we all come in.