Our Funding

PIA is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on donations and government funding grants. All services provided by our agency are free and we assist low-income and unemployed service users. Our main sources of funding are the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario and the City of Toronto. We have also been funded and supported by the United Way, the Trillium Foundation and the New Horizons Senior Program through the Economic Social Development Fund.

The Settlement Program ( SP formerly ISAP)
SP is a federal (Government of Canada)
program run by the Ministry of Immigration,
Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The purpose of SP is to support the settlement and adaption of newcomers to Canada by funding settlement organizations to provide direct services to their clients.  SP is intended to help facilitate a smoother transition of new immigrants when they arrive in Canada by helping to provide them with guidance and knowledge to meet their basic settlement needs independently, and to adapt to life in Canada.

(source:   www.cic.gc.ca/resources/evaluation/isap/2011/section2.asp)

Non-profit community-based organizations such as PIA are given discretion on how to utilize SP funding to best meet the needs of their target communities.  For more information on the services that PIA provides with SP funding please visit the pages in the  Services at PIA
section of this website.

In general, services funded by SP are available to convention refugees, landed immigrants, permanent residents and live-in caregivers in the community.  They are not, however, available to refugee claimants and to immigrants who have already become Canadian citizens.

The Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP)
NSP is a provincial (Government of Ontario)
program run by the provincial Ministry of
Citizenship and Immigration.
The goal of the NSP program is to support the successful settlement and integration of
newcomers to Ontario. This support is delivered by a province-wide network of community-based not-for-profit agencies that assist newcomers in settling and integrating into communities across Ontario.  Settlement agencies provide newcomers with information, guidance and support during the settlement process, and connect newcomers to services and resources in the broader community.

(source: http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/OSAPQA005153)

Non-profit community-based organizations such as PIA are given discretion on how to utilize
NSP funding to best meet the needs of their target communities.  For more information on the services that PIA provides with NSP funding please visit visit the pages in the  Services at PIA
section of this website.In general, all newcomers to Ontario, including convention refugees and refugee claimants, landed immigrants, live-in-caregivers in the community, permanent residents and immigrants who have become Canadian citizens are eligible for services funded by NSP.

The Community Service Partnership Program (CSP)
CSP is a municipal (City of Toronto)
program run by the ‘Community Funding
Programs Unit’ at Toronto City Hall.
This program provides on-going and stable support to Toronto’s not-for-profit community
organizations to deliver on their missions.  CSP funding enables community organizations to offer high quality and relevant services that respond to the changing needs of the community and strengthen the city’s well-being.

(source:   http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=f6585f2e940f1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD)

Non-profit community-based organizations such as PIA are given discretion on how to utilize CSP funding to best meet the needs of their target communities.  For more information on the services that PIA provides with CSP funding please visit visit the pages in the  Services at PIA section of this website.

In general, services funded by CSP are available to all residents of Toronto.