The Immigrant Welcome Centre is connecting newcomers with established Canadians and is looking for families who want to make new friends. This family matching program will assist many recently arrived families to get to know their new home. Many immigrant families feel isolated in their new country. They have the stress of raising children in a place where they don’t know the systems, and they often have language barriers. They feel very much alone and could use a friend who knows the community. As a volunteer, we’ll provide you with training and ongoing support so you can share your life experiences and become a mentor/friend to a new Canadian.
To become part of the Family Match program you will need to be available for two hours each week. Once you’re matched with a new immigrant family you will spend time together, helping them understand their new country and take part in activities in their community. If you are interested please contact Daisy to register your family.