An initiative to grow immigrant-serving organizations who deliver real change to newcomers

Better Beginnings, Bigger Impact is a new initiative by LIFT, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The initiative is aimed at helping organizations serving newcomers, who are considered to be immigrants or refugees.

LIFT is seeking to qualify 10 social purpose organizations (SPOs) that support newcomers from across Canada to participate in Better Beginnings, Bigger Impact. The experience of SPOs qualified to participate in Better Beginnings, Bigger Impact will include helping newcomers overcome barriers specific to the newcomer experience, integrating newcomers into Canadian life, and supporting citizens to build a cohesive and diverse Canadian society.

Over the course of 18 to 36 months, LIFT will work with each selected SPO to expand its reach and grow its impact to deliver real change in the lives of newcomers to Canada.

A maximum of ten SPOs will be accepted as part of the Better Beginnings, Bigger Impact initiative. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline of September 14, 2018. Please apply early for consideration.

Click on the links below to learn more about our criteria for SPOs applying for this initiative, and how to apply.

Criteria for SPO Applicants

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