Open Arms Initiative

Open Arms Initiative 2017
This is the third year we will welcome newly settled Canadians with “Open Arms”. This program provides the opportunity for recently arrived Canadians to connect with other recent arrivals along with Canadian residents at the Festival at Jericho Beach Park.
The Festival provides a cultural smorgasbord of music and fun in an amazing atmosphere and astounding location.   It is a perfect chance to showcase the cultural diversity our nation represents and which the Festival displays to newly arrived Canadians.  With recent world events this program has even more relevance.  

We are open to applications from newly settled Canadians interested in attending the Festival this year who are unable to afford entry.  Should you work for an Immigrant Service Society, Educational Institute or with newly settled Canadians please submit an application on their behalf.  Should you be a newly settled Canadian please ask your settlement services organization to complete an application on your behalf.
Immigrant Services/Educational Institutes/Non Profits
Apply for your members here:
Applications are closed for the 2017 Festival. Please come back next year to apply for the 2018 program!