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Settlement Services

Practical assistance is provided to newcomers for the challenges of everyday life. Services include needs assessment and referral, consumer and community information, assistance completing government forms and assistance in the following areas:

Health issues, such as obtaining a Health Card and child immunization
Education, such as school registration issues
Housing
Immigration and citizenship applications and classes
Consumer information
Job preparation skills
Medical services
Canadian law
Interpreter and translation services (fees apply for translation)

The Timmins office will also match newcomers with a Canadian citizen to serve as a professional or community mentor in the critical first few months in the area. Volunteers are recruited and trained and matched with newcomers, based on gender, family size, similar interests, age and profession.

A volunteer must be at least 17 years of age and have an interest in helping a newcomer adjust to Canada.

There are no fees involved.

For all the services above call 705-269-8622.