SLNRC Newcomer Settlement Services staff help newcomers make informed settlement decisions and understand life in Canada.
Our Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) assist newcomer students and their families to settle in their schools and the community while Settlement Workers at Jalna Branch Library (LSP) provide newcomer library clients with information & referral library and community resources. In addition, Youth and Adult Community Connectors help newcomers establish professional and social networks so they are engaged and feel welcomed in their communities.
Our Services are free of charge in addition to free access to fax, phone, internet and photocopying. We also provide occasional childminding. To help you communicate and cope with day-to-day life in the community, our staff and volunteers speak many languages.
How to reach us
1119 Jalna Blvd. London, ON N6E 3B3 (Main Site)
Suite 202, Westmount Shopping Centre, 785 Wonderland Road South N6K 1M6 (Westmount)
519 686 8600 ext 7580 (Jalna location)
519-472-5502 (Westmount location)
Settlement Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
The program offers a range of activities, events, and fieldtrips to Newcomers to help them connect to the community, get more engaged, and build life-long and lasting networks that will support them in the smooth and efficient integration into the Canadian community in general and the London community in particular.
There is a wide variety of digital literacy programs to support Newcomers of all ages and backgrounds that are updated on a monthly basis. Some of the programs include basic computer skills, browsing the Internet, using Email, managing bank accounts online, and much more in order to improve the newcomers’ every day essential technology needs.Cost:FREE
The program offers a range of activities, events, and fieldtrips tailored specifically to Yazidi Newcomers to help them connect to the community, get more engaged, and build life-long and lasting networks that will support them in the smooth and efficient integration into the Canadian community in general and the London community in particular.Cost:FREE
Canada Connects is an initiative to help newcomers settle by matching them with Canadian citizens or long-time community members. The program aims at helping newcomers make connections with people in the community and build meaningful relationships, increase communication skills and understanding of Canada, and help Canadians understand the challenges newcomers may face and the contributions they make.Cost:FREE
Settlement Counsellors provide formal identification of client needs and connect them and their family to available supports and guide them to make informed settlement decisions. One-on-one, family and group information sessions are organized to enhance the integration of newcomers in the society.Cost:FREE
Library Settlement Workers at Jalna and Boswtick Branch Public Library meet with clients to assess their needs and set individual priorities as well as group information sessions including Citizenship Information Sessions to prepare newcomers for citizenship tests (Childminding is offered for parents with children).Cost:FREE
In partnership with The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) and The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) and the Settlement Workers at schools assist newcomer students and their families to settle into their schools and community. Please call our SWIS Supervisor Michelle Barkley at 519-686-8600 ext. 7385 for details about your specific school hours and staffing.