Programs & Services For Immigrants & Promoting Diversity

Access2English

Access2English offers individuals tutoring adults who want to upgrade their reading, writing, computer and numeracy skills. This program is available to immigrants and refugees as well as Canadians with English as their first language.

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Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

This program will assess the skills, qualifications and experiences of recent immigrants and offer opportunities such as workplace orientation which will help to secure and sustain employment. This is a No Cost service, Minimum CLB (Community Language Benchmark) Level 5 required.

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Community Connections

Immigrants are connected with local volunteers through friendship, conversation circles and special events.

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Diversity Education & Resource Services (DEARS)

Promotes cross-cultural understanding in the community.

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Employment Mentors

Building mentorship connections for new professional immigrants in the business community.

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English Classes (LINC)

We provide free ESL classes (literacy - Level 7) for new immigrants. Classes run from September to June and intake is ongoing through an application process.

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Immigrant Settlement

Short term counselling is offered to immigrants to assist with cultural and language barriers.

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Immigrant Youth & Young Adults

This services offers assistance to youth at risk of not meeting or successfully completing their high school education and graduation requirements.

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India2Canada Pre-Arrival Services

India2Canada Pre-Arrival Services is designed to facilitate the transition process for visa ready Indians moving to Canada.

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Legal Advocacy for Agricultural Workers

Agricultural immigrant workers are assisted with legal issues related to their employment, tenancy and CPP disability concerns.

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Moving Ahead Program

This group of specifically focused programs is for immigrant newcomers, refugees and their families to settle into Canada through support, community integration and resource access. The Moving Ahead program (MAP) is designed to assist immigrant individuals and families with multiple needs and significant integration barriers.

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Parenting Life Skills for Immigrants

In these classes, newcomers to Canada gain confidence and make positive connections. The purpose is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful living and parenting in their new environment. The goal is to equip parents with our Canadian cultural ways of parenting.

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Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

Settlement support and liaison is offered between schools and the home of immigrant students and their families.

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Youth Buddy

This school based program encourages new immigrant youth to build friendships with Canadian youth in grades 6 - 12. The weekly lunch time club includes recreational activities, guest speakers and fun educational experiences related to the variety of cultures represented in the group.

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