Newcomer Settlement Services

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Discover SLNRC’s comprehensive Newcomer Settlement Services designed to empower and support individuals new to Canada. Our dedicated staff provides invaluable assistance in navigating settlement decisions and adapting to life in Canada.

Settlement Support Tailored for You

Needs Assessment and Referrals: 
Our team supports newcomer in a culturally appropriate and welcoming environment and work together to develop and implement their settlement plans.

Information and Orientation Sessions:
Building newcomers’ awareness of life in Canada through group sessions on various topics. Topics include and not limited to: rights and freedoms in Canada, Employment and income, Housing, Tenants and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities, Health Care, Financial Literacy, Income Tax, School Rules & Routines communication between parents/child and school etc. 

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS):

Our team aids newcomer students and their families in acclimating to their schools and local community.

Library Settlement Workers (LSP):
Providing a wealth of resources, our LSP supports newcomer library clients with essential information and referrals to both library and community services.

Youth and Adult Community Connectors:
Building bridges for newcomers, these connectors facilitate the establishment of professional and social networks, fostering a sense of belonging within their communities.

Our Range of Services

Our services are not only free but also encompass additional provisions such as access to fax, phone, internet, and photocopying. For added convenience, occasional childminding services are also available. Our diverse team of staff and volunteers fluently speaks multiple languages, ensuring effective communication and assistance in coping with day-to-day life in the community.

Experience a seamless transition into Canadian life with SLNRC’s Newcomer Settlement Services, tailored to meet your unique needs.

Contact us today to learn more and begin your journey towards a fulfilling settlement experience in Canada.

How to reach us
Drop in:
1119 Jalna Blvd. London, ON N6E 3B3 (Main Site)

Suite 202, Westmount Shopping Centre, 785 Wonderland Road South N6K 1M6 (Westmount)

Phone:
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

 




Adult and Family Community Connections

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.

Digital Literacy

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
Yazidi Community Connections

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

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
Information and Orientation

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 Partnership (LSP)

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
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

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.