City administration is recommending city council approve a $4,978 grant for Yukon Cares to support two new immigrant families scheduled to arrive here later this month or in September.
The recommendation is scheduled to be back in front of council for a vote at the coming Monday’s meeting.
Yukon Cares is an independent grassroots organization responding to the global refugee crisis through education, advocacy and resettlement of refugees in the Yukon, says the administrative report provided to council.
The report notes a family of six will be arriving from Eritrea and a family of two will be arriving from Pakistan.
The grant is needed to provide the families wth transit passes for one year at a cost of $4,632 and 10-day punch card admissions to the Canada Games Centre at a cost of $346.
Since the inception of Yukon Cares in 2016, the city has provided the organization with just over $7,500 to access city services, says the report.
It says Yukon Cares welcomes and supports refugees so they are more empowered and engaged citizens.
Yukon Cares has supported 25 individuals since 2016.