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COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

 

Community Connections

Connecting with others in your new community is an important step in the settlement process. Making new friends and contacts will help you feel at home in Canada. It may also help you advance your professional goals by creating a network of people that can support you in your search for work.

Community Connections programming is intended to provide newcomers with help to establish social and professional networks so they are engaged and feel welcome in their communities.

Sessions include:

  • Starting your life in Canada
  • Financial literacy
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Cooking classes
  • Continuing education
  • Working in Canada
  • Conversation circles
  • Canadian holidays and traditions
  • And more, based on current needs

 

Objectives of the program include:

  • Creating welcoming spaces and communities
  • Fostering engagement between newcomers and Canadians
  • Raising awareness and understanding

If you are a Newcomer that would like to be more active in the community or if you are a Canadian that would like to create opportunities for engagement to Newcomers, contact our community connections coordinator.

Marie Watson 519-336-5950 ext. 244

International Students

If you are an international student, you are eligible to receive settlement assistance through our Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP).  Our NSP Coordinator can assist you with any questions or concerns you have about living and studying in Sarnia-Lambton such as:

  • Connecting  with volunteer opportunities.
  • Obtaining part time work to supplement your income while you study.
  • Navigating the transit system.
  • Finding fun and interesting things to do around Sarnia-Lambton in your spare time.
  • Finding a suitable place to live.
  • Resolving issues with your landlord.
  • Accessing networking opportunities so that you can find employment once you graduate.

Call Angela Leone-Vint at 519-336-5950 ext. 235

 

 

 

 

 
 
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