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Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Abuse Allegations

first_img– Advertisement – “I think the kids need to talk,” Jon says in Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek. “I mean, I’m giving them the outlet of, ‘If you want to talk to the public because you’re public [people], you have every opportunity to do these things.’”Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Abuse Allegations 1Jon Gosselin MediaPunch/ShutterstockEarlier this year, the Berks County Children & Youth Services in Pennsylvania began an investigation after Collin alleged that his father had caused “bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.” The CYS report didn’t explicitly name Jon as the abuser, but Collin addressed the incident at the time in a since-deleted Instagram post.“My dad is a liar,” the teenager wrote in September. “Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started bleeding. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.”- Advertisement – District Attorney John Adams told Us in a statement at the time that “there was no citation or charges filed as a result of the incident,” and that they were only made aware of the one allegation.Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Abuse AllegationsJon Gosselin and Dr. Oz Sony Pictures TelevisionJon shares eight children with ex-wife Kate, 45, from whom he split in 2009. Collin is one of the pair’s sextuplets, along with siblings Aaden, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. The former couple also shares twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn, now 20. At the time, a rep for the DJ denied Collin’s claims — but Kate alleged that her ex-husband was a “violent and abusive person.”Following her statement, Jon told Entertainment Tonight in September that Kate was “making false accusations about things that never occurred.” Now, he thinks “an intervention” from their kids is the only way her and Kate could ever get along.- Advertisement – “I have no idea if they’ll reach out in that way,” Jon tells Dr. Oz. “I’ve let that in their court and I’m just focused on the two that are living with me because there’s so much going on with therapies and work and COVID and everything else.”The Dr. Oz Show airs on Fox weekdays at 1 p.m. ET.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! What’s their side of the story? Jon Gosselin thinks his other children should speak out amid allegations that he physically abused 16-year-old son Collin Gosselin.Gosselin, 43, discusses his recent drama with Collin and ex-wife Kate Gosselin during an emotional appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, airing Tuesday, November 10. During the episode, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 alum opens up about whether he feels his family will ever truly heal.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Canada Launches New Programmes to Welcome Caribbean Immigrants

first_imgMONCTON, Canada, CMC – Canada’s immigration agency says it has launched over 800 projects across the country to boost settlement and integration of Caribbean and other new immigrants. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it has selected 824 projects that will “deliver high-quality services to newcomers across the country for up to five years.” IRCC said one such project is with the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton, New Brunswick. It said this new service provider organization will work with youth ages 13 to 18 in the Moncton area, “bringing newcomers and locally-born youth together to form trusting relationships through a variety of activities, mentorship, career development, community, political and civic engagement, advocacy, volunteerism, shared entrepreneurial goals and leadership development.”IRCC said the project will promote intercultural understanding, foster enduring links, and help youth – “regardless of where they were born – to develop new skills that set them up for success.”It said other partners involved in this project include all levels of government, Atlantic Superstore, and local business leaders and corporate partners who will provide mentorship opportunities, such as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Midland, Irving and Medavie Blue Cross.Through IRCC’s Settlement Program, eligible newcomers receive information about life in Canada and the community in which they will settle, language training, help finding a job, and connections with established immigrants and Canadians. “These supports and services help newcomers integrate and build a successful life in Canada, while also helping employers, schools and other organizations build welcoming communities,” IRCC said.“The Resettlement Assistance Programme provides supports and services to address the immediate and essential needs of government-assisted refugees and other eligible clients being resettled to Canada from overseas,” it added.IRCC said projects selected through the National Call for Proposals include language training and workplace-based language instruction that will help newcomers settle and gain relevant skills; employment services that will foster the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and engage private sector employers; and projects that enhance local integration and social inclusion in small-center, rural and northern areas.The newly-chosen projects complement those selected through the Service Delivery Improvement Programme, Pre-Arrival Services Programme and Visible Minority Newcomer Women Program, IRCC said. “Canada is a recognized international leader in settlement and integration. We firmly believe that when we invest in helping newcomers learn the language, find employment, and build a successful life, all of Canada benefits,” said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. “The Boys and Girls Club of Moncton project is an example of innovative programming that helps newcomers make the most of their talents to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to their communities,” he added. On February 18, IRCC said it began accepting proposals from eligible individuals and organizations to provide direct services to newcomers. On March 27, IRCC said it began accepting proposals for indirect settlement services, such as research and capacity building.“After a thorough review of the proposals received, 824 projects have been selected to deliver services that are client-centered, outcomes-driven and responsive to needs and that use resources effectively,” IRCC said.last_img read more