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Information on free newcomer services across Canada
This link provides information on services for newcomers in all provinces across Canada. (Information is available in English and French).
Alberta Health Services Family and Community Resource Centre
Located at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Family & Community Resource Centre is one of the essential components of the Alberta Health Services and helps to promote Family Centered Care in child health services. The Family & Community Resource Centre provides a comfortable and supportive environment where families, service providers, and community members can find reliable child health information, receive support, access child health education, and connect with community resources. The Business Centre provides families a photocopier, internet, fax machine and free private telephones with long distance capabilities. The Family and Community Resource Centre is located on the 2nd floor of the Alberta Children’s Hospital at the top of the main staircase. They are open 7 days a week 24 hours a day to families, service providers, and community members. Staff is available at the FCRC Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They can be reached at: (403) 955-FCRC or Toll Free 1-877-943-FCRC
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA)
AAISA (Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies) is umbrella organization of immigrant-serving agencies in Alberta addressing the needs of immigrants by providing support and strengthening the agencies that serve them, and the larger community that welcomes them.
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op (MCHB) began 24 years ago to support Edmonton’s newcomers. The goal was to enhance the health and well-being of families, and foster their efforts at building community so they could thrive, and actively contribute to society. Their cultural brokers are from immigrant communities, and know first hand the social, economic, and language difficulties that immigrants and refugees face.
After the initial settlement period, it is the medium and long-term adjustment that is critical for immigrant and refugee integration. MCHB helps this process through various programs, from peri-natal health, to youth initiatives to seniors outreach. Specifically, they provide:
- Peri-natal Health
- Multicultural Family Connection
- Culturally Responsive Home Visitation
- Family Support for Intervention Services
- Multicultural Family Support for Children with Disabilities
- Intercultural Early Learning
- Immigrant and Refugee Youth Initiatives
- Intercultural Competency Training
- Multicultural Seniors Outreach Program
- Food Security – Grocery Run Program
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative
9538 – 107 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 0T7
Phone: (780) 423-1973
Fax: (780) 428-2748
E-mail: [email protected]
Calgary Health Region Diversity Program
Diversity Services collaborates with the community and all regional portfolios to support equitable access to health services for all populations. Strategies are developed to address a wide array of aspects related to diversity including: ethno- cultural background, gender, ability, education level, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, socio-economic level and religious beliefs. There is no website available.
Diversity Services Manager:
Delaine Johnson Telephone: (403) 943-0275
Email: [email protected]
The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers in Edmonton, Alberta addresses the needs of immigrants and refugees in Canada and offers a wide range of resettlement services, including psychological services for torture survivors.
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (Vancouver)
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies in BC (AMSSA) represents a coalition of over 80 organizations providing multicultural and immigrant settlement services in the Province of British Columbia. We act as a centralized resource for our Members working in both large urban areas and smaller centres. Our educational initiatives provide business, government, and the general public with professional, accurate, and detailed information about current issues in multiculturalism, immigration, and human rights. AMSSA creates networking opportunities, disseminates information, provides professional development, and builds organizational capacities for our Members. AMSSA also produces a newsletter, Insider. The newsletter includes pressing hot topics in the immigrant settlement service sector, the multicultural and the anti-racism sector.
- Toll Free: 1 888 355-5560
- Tel: (604) 718-2780
- Fax: (604) 298-0747
- Email: [email protected]
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health maintains a searchable list of healthcare services in Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver and along the Sea to Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast and BC’s Central Coast.
The Resource Centre
The Resource Centre of the BC Children’s Hospital is a consumer health library for families operated by volunteers and professional staff. Its mission is help to families and those working with them, to understand and manage the needs of children related to their diagnoses, tests and treatments.
City of Richmond Arts, Heritage & Culture
The City of Richmond’s Arts, Heritage & Culture website provides information on events organized in partnership with cultural organizations, local artist, and local residents to help sustain and develop cultural and artistic heritage, traditions, skills, and individual expression. This website provides a quick reference index to ethnic group organizations and events.
Richmond Chinese Mental Health Support Group
Provides Chinese mental health consumers and their family members with mental health support services in Mandarin and Cantonese. Services include mental health seminars on the second Friday of each month; outreach visits; individual counselling (small fee or by donation); group counselling; a self-help group for individuals and families; periodic meetings, outings, and festival gatherings; a community mental health bulletin in Chinese; and a telephone mental health support line.
Tel: (604) 273-1791
E-mail: [email protected]
Multilingual Mental Health Information
Here-to-Help – Multilingual fact sheets
British Columbia Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information is a group of seven leading provincial mental health and addictions non-profit agencies that, since 2003, have been working together to help individuals and families better manage mental health and substance use problems. They have produced fact sheets in eleven different languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish) on various mental illnesses and wider mental health issues.
Links to Resources
BC Ministry of Health and Social Services, Mental Health and Addictions
This site provides links to resources related to mental health and addictions across the province of British Columbia.
Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division
This site provides province-wide links on mental health.
Health Link BC
HealthLinkBC Files are easy-to-understand fact sheets on a range of public health and safety topics. Most files are available in Chinese, English, French, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Child and Youth Mental Health
This site provides provincial, national and international links to resources.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
A provincial resource centre working to link children, youth and their families with appropriate resources in all areas of mental health and addictions. In addition, it also serves the resource needs of adults with eating disorders.
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
This site provides a list of resources and partners of BC partners in mental health and addiction services. There are also links to on-line booklets and videos. As well, information on respite care is also provided.
AnxietyBC provides a rich resource of self-help information and programs, as well as resources for parents and caregivers.
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
The Winnipeg Health Regional Health Authority (WHRA) serves residents of the City of Winnipeg as well as the Rural Municipalities of East and West St. Paul, with a total population of just over 700,000 people. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority also provides health care support to nearly half a million Manitobans who live beyond these boundaries as well as residents of Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut who require the services and expertise available within the Winnipeg Health Region.
The WRHA Health Services Directory Online is a searchable listing of health services, programs and organizations in the Winnipeg Health Region. This database is part of the CONTACT Community listings which includes not-for-profit services available throughout Manitoba and across Canada. Please go to http://www.wrha.mb.ca and search the Health Services Directory.
- Tel: (204) 926-7000
- Fax: (204) 926-7007
New Brunswick Multicultural Council (Fredericton)
The New Brunswick Multicultural Council Inc (NBMC)is the non-profit, umbrella organization for immigrant-serving agencies, multicultural and ethno-cultural associations in the province. NBMC facilitates member, government and community efforts to make New Brunswick the province of choice for both newcomers and residents, through enhancing the economic, social and cultural value of diversity.
- Tel.: (506) 453-1091
- Fax: (866) 644-1956
Canadian Mental Health Association – New Brunswick
The New Brunswick division of the Canadian Mental Health Association is part of a nationwide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Le Centre d’accueil et d’accompagnement francophone des immigrants du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick
The CAFI provides Francophone services to new immigrants to Southeastern New Brunswick. The website gives details of services available to newcomers ranging from building links to Canadian families and tutoring of immigrant children to social support.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Association for New Canadians (St. John’s)
The Association for New Canadians is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to the provision of settlement and integration services for immigrants and refugees. The wide array of programs and services are designed to support inclusion and integration, as well as to foster cross cultural awareness and understanding.
- Tel: (709) 722-9680
- Fax: (709) 754-4470
- E-mail: [email protected]
Multicultural Women’s Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador (MWONL)
MWONL is a provincial, non-profit, voluntary organization that came into existence in 1982 after a conference held in Toronto in 1981 on Immigrant Women. The conference encouraged minority women to form a large coalition, which is at present known as the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada (NOIVMWC). The organization offers a broad range of programs and services to immigrant women. It developed this resource book as an information source intended to help empower immigrant and visible minority women to increase their role in decision-making by providing information on women’s equality issues. The document also provides information on the existing services to women of different ethnicities.
Government of the Northwest Territories Health & Social Programs
Selected links to health services and social programs in the Northwest Territories. Further information on Health and Social services can be found on the website of the Department of Health and Social Services.
Diversity, Social Inclusion and Cultural Competence
This website maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Health provides links to resources for cultural competence, including:
This website provides information on health-related events across Nunavut as well as health advisories. For health-related assistance you can call the Kamatsiaqtut Help line at 1-800-265-3333.
Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services – Mental Health and Addictions
The Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) is responsible for health services and social programming in Nunavut. This website offers information on specific topics related to mental health and addictions.
The mental health centre provides a range of support and services to people of colour in the Greater Toronto Area who are experiencing severe mental health problems and illness.
Catholic Immigration Centre (Ottawa-Carleton)
The Catholic Centre for Immigrants is a community-based non-profit, charitable organization that serves immigrants and refugees in the Ottawa-Carleton region. Services include:
- temporary shelter and housing assistance to incoming refugees and homeless immigrants;
- orientation, settlement and integration services to newcomers;
- Canadian friends for newcomers;
- connections for newcomers with their faith communities;
- help in organizing sponsorship of refugees;
- housing search and eviction prevention support;
- employment-related services to newcomers;
- assistance to foreign-trained professionals; and
- assistance to the Ottawa Police Services in improving relationships between the Service and immigrant communities.
Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (Ottawa)
Are you a newcomer to Ottawa looking for health services? The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) offers health and social services to newcomers. Their clinic offers a wide range of services to refugees and immigrants. They provide short-term medical services while supporting them to find ongoing primary care provider or health-care team.The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre team will help you navigate the health care system and provide you with knowledge, information, and helpful tips. Services are available in Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Nepali, Pashto, Spanish, Somali, and Swahili. Language services are also provided to health care organizations and providers through the social enterprise, Ottawa Language Access (OLA).
Hong Fook Mental Health Association
Since 1982, the Hong Fook Mental Health Association promotes mental health by providing information, training and support to people and their families, members of Asian communities, who are confronting mental health issues.
Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (Toronto and York Region)
The Centre for Immigrant and Community Services is a community organization offering services to new comers to the Toronto and York regions. The website can be viewed in English, Traditional Chinese, and Tamil. Programs include services to immigrant children and youth, families, and seniors. The centre offers educational workshops and culturally relevant recreation and activities.
South Asian Women’s Centre (Toronto)
The centre is a place where South Asian Women of all backgrounds and ages can access a variety of programs and services. It offers various programs and services, including a wellness group, a violence against women program, a youth group, a senior’s group, health promotion activities.
Pathways to Prosperity
Welcoming Communities Initiative organizes research activities in immigration and minority studies, offers resources for community organizations and service providers that work with immigrants and refugees, and maintains a directory of Local Immigration Partnerships in Ontario.
New Beginnings Clinic: CAMH Services for Refugees (Toronto)
CAMH’s New Beginnings Clinic offers psychiatric consulting, care provider consulting and culturally sensitive interventions to newly arrived refugees.
Multilingual fact sheets (University of Toronto CAMH)
The University of Toronto Center for Addictions and Mental Health has created a website with multi-language information on various mental health and addiction issues.
Access Alliance: Multicultural Health and Community Services
Access Alliance works to promote health, wellbeing and improved access to services for immigrants and refugees in Toronto. The organization focuses on providing culturally sensitive and language accessible health care specifically for refugees and newcomers to Canada. Access Alliance provides free settlement services to support newcomers. These services include one-on-one settlement counselling, a resource centre for newcomers, and newcomer education workshops. Their community programs include peer outreach for families with young children and women’s programs such as ESL for pregnant women, expressive arts, health workshops and prenatal nutrition and support programs. They offer youth-focused programs including drop-in activities, one-on-one support and the popular Friends for Youth Program. In addition to direct service, research and advocacy activities, Access Alliance operates Access Alliance Language Services, an independent fee-for-service business providing immediate over the phone interpretation, face to face and translation services to partners clients in the GTA.
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (Toronto – Vaughan area)
The Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS) Toronto welcomes, supports, and integrates new immigrants and refugees to build a vibrant Jewish community and a strong, inclusive Canada that values all newcomers. The JIAS meets with all newcomers to offer information, orientation, needs assessments, and referral services. All newcomers, regardless of country of origin or financial circumstances, should feel welcome and empowered to get the support they need from JIAS. We are here to connect newcomers to others in the host community, including other newcomers, long-time Canadians, and community members and institutions. Other services provided by the JIAS include: English-language instruction, assistance with refugee sponsorship, and translation and notary public services.
Prince Edward Island
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
The Prince Edward Island Association for Newcomers to Canada provides a website in multiple languages with information on multicultural services in the province, including Lists of Ethno-Cultural Organizations in PEI, Cultural Inclusion Programs, Immigrant Women Support Groups, Ethno-cultural Organizations, Resettlement Assistance Programs for Refugees, and links to the Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies.
Environmental Scan of Mental Health and Mental Illness in Atlantic Canada
This report from the Public Health Agency of Canada provides an overview of needs and services in Atlantic Canada.
The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et l’Intégration du Québec: Online electronic resources and services are available in French, English and Spanish to meet the needs of newcomers, including education and housing.
Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et l’Intégration du Québec: Search criteria to find the closest organization among the fifty or so that the Ministry funds to support newcomers in their integration process in Quebec.
Community Resources in and around Montreal
ACCÉSSS (The Alliance of the Cultural Communities for Equality in Health and Social Services) is a federation of more than a hundred community organizations which is dedicated to the promotion of accessibility and the adaptation of healthcare and social services to members of the ethnocultural communities established in Quebec. Our goal is to raise, through sensitization and training, the level of awareness of the needs and specificities of ethnocultural communities, and to increase competency in the adaptation of healthcare and social services to these populations. Our activities are inspired by a vision entailing the prevention of disease and the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices.
- Toll Free: 1-866-774-1106
- Tel: (514) 287-1106
- Fax: (514) 287-7443
- Email: [email protected]
AMI Québec (Montreal)
AMI-Québec, a grassroots organization, is committed to helping families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance and advocacy. By promoting understanding, we work to dispel the stigma still surrounding mental illness, thereby helping to create communities that offer new hope for meaningful lives.
- Toll Free: 1-877-303-0264
- Tel: (514) 486-1448
- Fax: (514) 486-6157
- Email: [email protected]
Cultural Consultation Service
The Cultural Consultation Service of the Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry provides comprehensive assessment and evaluation of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, including immigrants, refugees and members of ethnocultural communities, as well as Aboriginal peoples. The Service is available to assess new patients in psychiatry and medicine as well as those in ongoing treatment who require re-evaluation. Referrals must have a primary clinician or case manager who requests the consultation.
Interpreting, Support, and Referral Services for Immigrants
Interpreting, Support, and Referral Services for Immigrants (SIARI) offers a range of services that aim at assisting immigrants with the integration processes: language courses, information on Quebec and various services that are available to immigrants, counseling services, social support, and others.
PRAIDA provides services exclusively for asylum seekers (psychosocial services, shelter, representation in the courts, legal aid, welfare and referrals to health institutions) waiting for their legal status.
- Tel: (514) 731-8531 (Côte-des-Neiges location)
- Tel: (514) 932-5353 (Westmount location)
Revivre is a non-profit organization that aims to help people suffering from anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, and the people close to them. The organization provides direct support to people suffering from the illnesses in question. The organization also disseminates information on anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders to health professionals, companies and the general public.
- Toll Free: 1-866-738-4873
- Tel: (514) 529-3081
- Fax: (514) 529-3081
- Email: [email protected]
RIVO aims to serve persons affected by various kinds of organized violence, including torture. Most people referred for assistance are asylum seekers, but RIVO also works with permanent residents and citizens (or persons with irregular status). RIVO functions as a network of service providers, as opposed to a centre housing all services under one roof. Most members of RIVO are psychologists or social workers, but some come from different fields of work such as community work and medicine. Interventions are free of charge, and include individual, family and group psychotherapy, massage therapy and training for front-line workers.
- Tel: (514) 282-0661
- Fax: (514) 282-0661
- Email: [email protected]
South Asian Women’s Centre (Montreal)
The South Asian Women’s Community Centre is an organization that helps women achieve their full potential in the Québec and Canadian societies and also helps them become independent. It offers settlement programs for refugees and new immigrants, interpretation and translation services, counselling on marital, family, legal, immigration and health related issues, and opportunities to drop in and converse in South Asian languages.
- Tel: (514) 528-8812
- Email: [email protected]
Montreal Fluency Centre (MFC)
The Montreal Fluency Centre (MFC) is a non-profit agency, supporting children with communication and learning differences.
Carrefour d’Intercultures de Laval
Reception services for newcomers, accompaniment, support and assistance with integration, interpretation, information workshops, etc. (Website in French only)
L’Entraide Pont-Viau et Laval-des-Rapides(Laval)
Settlement assistance, support for newcomers and francization courses in Laval-des-Rapides and in the eastern sectors of Laval. (Website in French only)
Entraide Bénévole Métro
Created in 1985 through the fusion of volunteer groups of the CLSC Métro, Entraide Bénévole Montréal (EBM) is a non-profit organization operating in downtown Montreal. The organization provides services through volunteers and organizes activities for seniors experiencing temporary or permanent loss of autonomy. They also assist clients in breaking their social isolation, maintaining their autonomy, and remaining in the community. They service those who live in the Downtown West and Westmount sectors of Montreal. Their service territory is between Pine Avenue and René-Lévesque Boulevard, and between Claremont and St-Laurent (i.e., within the postal codes H3Y, H3Z, H3H, H3A, H3G and part of H2X). They operate in the same territory as the CLSC Metro.
Accueil pour immigrants et réfugiés du sud-ouest de Montréal/Centre Prisme
Reception and referral services, sociolinguistic integration, assistance in finding housing, support for employment integration and early childhood services. Language and labour market adaptation courses, translation services, daycare, tax clinic and information programs on Canadian culture and life in Canada. (French website only)
Accueil aux immigrants de l’est de Montréal
Integration services for newcomers, interpretation, translation, support in accessing public services and housing search in French, English, Arabic and Spanish. The organization also offers French and English courses.
Accueil liaison pour arrivants (ALPA)
Immigrant’s assistance service ALPA provides installation and settlement services, labour market adaptation support and job search services, and activities that promote social adaptation and professional integration, in French, English and Spanish. ALPA’S mission is to deliver custom-made integration, francisation and job assistance services to immigrants so that they can make their dreams come true and contribute to the prosperity of Quebec and its region. ALPA provides a personalized and custom-made approach so that its counseling matches your particular needs. ALPA will help you set your priorities and assist you with the adequate support so that you reach your goals. (Bilingual website, French-English)
Alliance pour l’accueil et l’intégration des immigrants-es (ALAC)
Alliance for the Reception and Integration of Immigrants (ALAC) provides language courses, employment integration and social intervention aimed at promoting the integration of Montreal’s various ethnocultural communities. Created in 1983, ALAC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inform, accompany, help and support immigrants through their process of adaptation and socio-economic integration. (Bilingual website, French-English)
Carrefour d’aide aux nouveaux arrivants (CANA)
Founded in 1979, the Carrefour d’aide aux nouveaux arrivants – the “Assistance Crossroads for Newcomers” in English – is a community organization offering settlement and integration services to newcomers. Throughout the years, we have been invested in the social and economic well-being of newcomers to Quebec, regardless of their status or origin. At CANA, a multilingual and experienced team is ready to welcome you in French, English and Spanish. We are happy to respond to questions that you may have at any point in the settlement process. (Bilingual website, French-English)
Carrefour Solidarité Anjou
Newcomer Integration Services. The Carrefour Solidarité Anjou – CSA – is a non-profit organization, with 15 years of experience, that welcomes and helps newcomers in their integration and adaptation to Quebec life in the Anjou district. The goal of the organization is to help members of cultural communities in their integration process into Quebec society. (French website only)
Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal-Nord
The Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal-Nord, Volunteer Centre of Montreal North in English, provides support services in the immigration and integration process, referral to resources, assistance in finding housing, information sessions and socio-cultural activities. (French website only)
Centre d’accueil et de référence sociale et économique pour immigrants (CARI) St‑Laurent
The CARI St-Laurent is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to welcome immigrants, help them settle, adapt and integrate whether personally, as a family, socially and/or professionally into Quebec society. (French website only)
Centre d’appui aux communautés immigrantes (CACI)
The Centre d’appui aux communautés immigrantes (CACI), Support Centre for Immigrant Communities in English, provides integration services, employment assistance, francization courses and social, professional or personal support for newcomers in the districts of Ahuntsic, Bordeaux-Cartierville, and the Greater Montreal. CACI is a non-profit organization founded on April 23, 1993. Its key mission is to support newly arrived immigrants in their settlement process as well as all immigrant communities through the various stages of their integration into the host society. (Bilingual website, French-English)
Centre Sino-Québec de la Rive-Sud
The Centre Sino-Québec de la Rive-Sud, Centre Sino-Quebec of the South Shore in English, is a community organization whose mission is to promote the well-being of members of the Chinese community, and other Asian communities, by offering services and programs as well as by developing appropriate resources for their integration and development in Quebec society. (Bilingual website, French-Chinese)
Centre social d’aide aux immigrants (CSAI)
The Centre social d’aide aux immigrants (CSAI), Social Centre for Immigrants in English, founded in 1947, is an autonomous community organization dedicated to welcoming immigrants and government-assisted refugees. The CSAI supports immigrants and government-assisted refugees in their process of integration and active participation in the host society by promoting associative life and closer links between communities and cultures. It provides reception services, technical assistance, accompaniment and interpretation, francization and assistance in finding housing for new immigrants and refugees, in French, English, Arabic, Chinese, Creole, Dari, Spanish, Persian and Serbo-Croatian. The CSAI serves the population of Montreal and its surroundings by offering services and activities that facilitate their socio-professional integration. (French website only)
L’Hirondelle – Welcoming and Integration Services for Newcomer
Hirondelle offers different services to welcome, help and accompany newcomers that settle in Montreal. It services are free and intended to people that have arrived in Canada for 5 years or less detaining a permanent resident status or refugee. Hirondelle offers reception, integration and socio-economic insertion services, housing assistance and socio-cultural activities for newcomers. (Quadrilingual website, English-French-Russian- Spanish)
La Maison d’Haïti
The Maison d’Haïti is a community and cultural organization dedicated to the education and integration of immigrant individuals and families and to the creation and development of close ties with the host society. The organization’s mission is the promotion, integration, improvement of living conditions and the defense of the rights of Quebecers of Haitian origin and immigrants, as well as the promotion of their participation in the development of the host society. All its interventions are centered on the citizen approach it advocates. Its goal is to provide participants with the tools they need to speak up and take action as citizens. The Maison d’Haïti offers reception services and programs for continuing education, literacy, economic, social and cultural integration, youth integration, and academic and parental support for newcomers and the population of Haitian origin. (French website only)
La Maisonnée – Support for immigrants
The Maisonnée offers quality collective and individual services to immigrants, including reception and settlement as well as employability and job integration to newcomers in French, English and several other languages, such as Arabic, Albanian, Romanian and Spanish. (French website only)
Service à la famille chinoise du Grand Montréal
The Chinese Family Service of Greater Montreal is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the well-being of members of the Asian community and the Chinese community, while facilitating their integration and development in Quebec society. They work in partnership with the public, private and community sectors to develop resources, programs and services that are relevant to the needs of the community. Its goals are facilitating adaptation and integration of immigrants in Québec society, promoting intercultural openness and pluralism, ensuring access to education, health and social services as well as employment services, and promoting the defense of human rights. The Chinese Family Service offers information, referral and orientation services, francization courses, employment integration activities and civic participation awareness activities to promote the integration of newcomers, in French, English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Taishanese) and Vietnamese. (Bilingual website, French-Chinese)
Le Service d’interprète d’aide et de référence aux immigrants (SIARI)
The Service d’interprète d’aide et de référence aux immigrants (SIARI), Immigrant Referral and Assistance Interpreter Service in English, is a community organization and intercultural nonprofit organization whose mission and goal is to help and support the immigrants and refugees with their integration into Quebec society. Its mission is to support and assist new immigrants for social, cultural and linguistic integration so that they become an integral part of Quebec society and that in 23 different languages. Its priority is to make them actors of their own change by promoting everyone’s autonomy and responsibility. They provide accompaniment and support to new immigrants to facilitate access to public services (including health services) and the integration of French, and to promote Quebec society and culture. (Bilingual website, French-English)
Maison Internationale de la Rive-Sud (MIRS)
The Maison Internationale de la Rive-Sud offers assistance and services to newly arrived immigrants in Quebec, in partnership with the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Quebec. Services are provided in a number of languages, including French, English, Spanish, Mandarin, Dari, Romanian, and Arabic.
Saskatoon Open Door Society (Saskatoon)
The Mission of the Open Door Society is to welcome and assist refugees and immigrants to become informed and effective participants in Canadian society and to involve the Saskatoon community in their hospitable reception and just acceptance. The Open Door takes a holistic approach to service delivery and provides services and programming in the areas of settlement and integration, language training, and employment services. A large volunteer component compliments the work of Open Door staff by providing assistance in translation and interpretation, serving on the board of directors and programming such as Homework Help and Host. The Host program offers friendship and support, conversational English and other programming including driving practice and citizenship preparation.
- Tel: (306) 653-4464
- Fax: (306) 653-7159
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (Saskatoon)
SIA is a non-profit organization that provides services for immigrants and refugees in Saskatoon. Our organization works in partnership with community and immigrant-serving agencies, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and a wide network of private and government funders.
- Tel: (306) 978-1818
- Fax: (306) 978-1411
International Women of Saskatoon (Saskatoon)
The International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) is a non-profit, grassroots equality-seeking women’s organization dedicated to assisting immigrant and refugee women and their families, residing in Saskatoon and area, through free programs and services designed to support their settlement and integration into their community.
- Tel: (306) 978-6611
- Fax: (306) 978-6614
Regina Open Door Society (Regina)
The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.
- Tel: (306) 352-3500
- Fax: (306) 757-8166
Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies Inc. (Saskatoon)
SAISIA was established in 1987 as an umbrella organization for settlement and integration service agencies in Saskatchewan. It acts as a forum for: networking and information exchange, provincially, inter-provincially and nationally, facilitating the identification of shared needs concerning immigrants and refugees, defining collective goals, and for representing and advocating for common concerns and objectives to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the community and the public.
- Tel: (306) 352-3500
- Fax: (306) 757-8166
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Behavioral Health Services
YKHC is the principle health care organization for Alaska’s Yukon Delta. They provide an array of holistic, life enhancing, culturally based behavioral health services for the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Francophone Commmunity Services for Newcomers – All Provinces
This link provides information about community services offered in the French language and covers all provinces