MP Ahmed Hussen, former Somali refugee, appointed as new IRCC minister
January 11, 2017
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Dianne Fehr, Immigrant Access Fund Canada, Named 2016 RBC
Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist
October 5, 2016
Immigrant Access Fund Canada (IAF) is proud to announce that Dianne Fehr, Executive Director, has been named a Finalist for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Social Change Category. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs.
IAF announces new loan product for refugees
June 20, 2016
IAF Canada’s board of directors have approved a new program: a micro loan specifically for refugees in Canada. Refugees can apply for a loan at no interest cost to them, with the interest funded through donations from the community. The new loan will be based on IAF’s current micro loan product and will offer up to $10,000 for licensing and/or training in their field.
Edmonton Community Foundation guarantees $2-million for IAF micro loans
June 9, 2016
The Edmonton Community Foundation has made $2 million in loan capital available to Immigrant Access Fund Canada (IAF). This social finance arrangement, which adds $2 million in security against IAF’s line of credit, will enable thousands of Canada’s immigrants including refugees to access funds to pay for the licensing and/or training they require to work in their field in Canada.