As the Global COA Project Manager, I am delighted to announce that the COA project proposal submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the fall has been approved and is currently under review. While we are still expecting CIC’s feedback on the various components of the project proposal, we are honoured and proud to know the COA Team will continue to provide pre-departure orientation to refugees and immigrants bound to Canada for the period between April 2015 and March 2017.
New COA Site in Mexico
COA now has a permanent training site in Mexico City. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ms. Daniela Geloso, the new COA facilitator in Mexico. In the future, we hope that COA Mexico will act as a regional hub and provide orientation in a number of countries in Central America and the Caribbean.
To reflect recent program changes, COA has initiated a review of the COA PowerPoint presentation for Caregivers trained in COA Manila. Those changes will be reflected in the COA PowerPoint presentation used with the FSWs, PNs and FCs participants.