Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Announces Bridge Training Funding

The Department of Physical Therapy was host to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s media announcement for the new and renewed funding for the Ontario Bridge Training Programs.  These Bridge Training programs help skilled newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade. The Department of Physical Therapy is the host site for the Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program.   Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration made the official announcement with speeches by Chungsen Leung (Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism), OIEPB Program Alumnus Nada Khairallah  and Employer Dean Lising representing William Osler Hospital.    The event was a great success and received wide coverage from over 25 mainstream, local and multilingual media outlets.

Group shot at Bridging Launch

Chungsen Leung, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism (left of Minister); Cheryl Reghr, Vice-Provost, University of Toronto (far left); Nada Khairallah, Bridge Training graduate (right of Minister); and Dean Lising, William Osler Hospital (far right) to announce 70 new and renewed bridge training projects for newcomers.

Watch this video to see OIEPB program Alumni and Learners share their experiences.