Surge in refugees forces Moncton multiculturalism association to expand

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/multicultural-moncton-annual-meeting-1.4721848

Association’s staff increased to 65 from 27 as the number of refugees jumped to 374 from 50

Justin Ryan, spokesperson for the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton, says a large influx of refugees in 2016 taught the group important lessons in how to organize itself. (Kate Letterick/CBC)

The number of refugees in Moncton increased exponentially over the past few years, stretching resources at the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area.

The growth meant the association, which held its annual general meeting Monday night, had to grow as well.

Justin Ryan, a spokesperson for the association, said it had 27 employees in 2016, and the number has jumped to 65.

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