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Primacorp Ventures donates ,000 to CCIS in beef up of psychological well being methods for refugees

Primacorp Ventures donates $60,000 to CCIS in beef up of psychological well being methods for refugees

Primacorp Ventures items donation to the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Primacorp Ventures donates ,000 to CCIS in beef up of psychological well being methods for refugees

From left to proper: Modeste Nzenga, Lisa Lee, Jill Kirby, Fariborz Birjandian and Ricardo Morales

Calgary, Alberta, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On June twenty eighth, 2022, Primacorp Ventures donated $60,000 to the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CSIS) psychological well being program for refugees.

CCIS is a non-profit group that gives complete products and services to refugees in Canada. The group’s psychological well being program started in 1987 and has been working for just about 35 years, ensuing within the powerful Centre for Refugee Resilience. With the shortage of psychological well being sources for refugees, this can be a important and distinctive program that serves complete households from infancy to previous age.

“Reinforce from the CCIS modified my existence. It’s why I’m status right here nowadays,” stated Modeste Nzenga, a refugee and survivor of torture in East Africa. Like maximum refugees, Modeste had no keep an eye on over the place he would finally end up and arrived figuring out little or no of the language and tradition of his new house. As he describes his revel in of settling in, recuperating, therapeutic and in the end thriving, it turns into transparent that refugees who come to Canada don’t seem to be out of the woods by the point they land – actually their adventure is solely starting.

Primacorp Ventures has a robust dating with CCIS, having supported refugees up to now via providing brief housing to over 1,500 refugees at Amenida, Primacorp Ventures’ senior residing group. This newest donation will permit CCIS to make use of a full-time therapist for the refugee psychological well being program, shorten their lengthy waitlist, and supply early intervention methods to newbies.

“Psychological well being is the most important and incessantly overpassed piece of the puzzle with regards to resettlement for refugees,” stated Najib Raie, AVP of Trade and Technique at Primacorp Ventures. Raie, who pioneered and led this partnership, is a former refugee himself.  Raie empathizes with the hardships concerned with making a brand new existence for oneself out of doors in their house nation, reminiscent of having to get requalified and relearning the whole thing from tradition to language.

Primacorp Ventures not too long ago introduced a distinct refugee bursary program that allows refugees to acquire vocational coaching, input the Canadian body of workers, and grow to be financially unbiased. “Supporting refugees and immigrants in Canada is a purpose on the subject of our hearts,” Raie added.

Fariborz Birjandian, CEO of CCIS, who was once likewise a refugee himself, stated, “That is the magic of Canada; that folks can come right here and have compatibility proper in and really feel at house.” On the other hand, he explains that the occasions that drive other folks to hunt safe haven too can lead them to endure trauma. “Trauma left untreated is what results in psychological well being problems,” explains Birjandian, noting that that is what drives the CCIS’s center of attention on psychological well being, counselling, and beef up.

Birjandian thanked Primacorp Ventures, announcing, “This can be a distinctive challenge in Canada that we’ve got been very fortunate to obtain beef up for from the federal government and donors reminiscent of Primacorp. It’s been a fantastic revel in operating with an organization the place management actually cares about humanity – the type of company that cares about addressing group want and desires to be part of the affect that we’re having thru our paintings.”


About Primacorp Ventures Inc.

Primacorp Ventures is Canada’s greatest unbiased supplier of personal post-secondary training with a number one center of attention on converting lives thru training, carrier, and care. Devoted to making significant employment for people with cognitive disabilities and a powerful advocator for autism consciousness, Primacorp Ventures participates in plenty of group tasks and philanthropist paintings.


CONTACT: Najib Raie Primacorp Ventures Inc. [email protected]