Helping Newcomer Families Adjust to Life in Canada – COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
The Community Connections program helps new immigrant adults and families adjust to life in Canada.
Through Community Connections, immigrants can meet a Canadian friend in the community who can help newcomers settle into life in Canada.
A Friend in Canada
- A Canadian friend will volunteer time each week to be with an immigrant to assist with things such as:
- Finding your way around using local transportation
- Practicing English or French
- Learning about community services
- Education and employment issues
- Registering children for school
- Shopping for groceries or other items
- Introducing immigrants to social and recreational activities
A Canadian friend will not provide living accommodations or money, but will help in many other ways to make the first few months in Canada easier.
Join the Community Connections program....it costs nothing to join!
A Canadian friend will help an immigrant get to know the community and participate in community activities. This can benefit a newcomer as they look for a job or start using community services.
Canadians who participate in the Community Connections program are proud of their country and their culture, and they are interested in learning about yours.
Are you eligible?
You may be eligible if you:
Are a Landed Immigrant
Are a Conventional Refugee
To register, you must be assessed at:
Community Connections Assessment Centre
YMCA Learning and Career Centre
660 Oakdale Avenue
Sarnia, Ontario N7V 2A9
To join Community Connections and make a new friend in the community visit www.cic.gc.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the program coordinator at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, Marie Watson at 519-336-5950 ext 244.
Community Connections brochure.