Community Connections

 

Community Inclusion Program - A Networking Program for Newcomers

 

What is the Community Inclusion Program?

The Community Inclusion Program for newcomers to Canada introduces newcomers to a volunteer – a partner who is well established in the community. It is designed to create opportunities for broader integration of new immigrants, helping them adjust to living in Charlotte County and making connections. The Program helps newcomers to learn about norms and expectations, and develop language skills. It also explores other opportunities in which newcomers may be interested.

 

Immigrants come to our country every year to build a new life for themselves and for their families. They come from different backgrounds, cultures and situations. Coming to a new environment, they are facing many challenges. Community Inclusion Program volunteers help new immigrants feel welcomed in their new community by spending time together, discussing various aspects of life in Canada and making connections with individuals, groups and organizations in the community.

 

Community Inclusion volunteers are carefully matched with newcomers, based on similar interests, or goals and ambitions.

 

Volunteers - Community Inclusion Program

 

As a volunteer for the Community Inclusion Program, you become a guide to life in your community. It's an exciting chance to meet new people and develop new networks. As a volunteer you will see your own community through a completely different perspective.

 

Who are Community Inclusion Volunteers?

 

Community Inclusion Volunteers can be anybody from Charlotte County who approaches our Association with a desire to get involved, and has a clean police record. Our volunteers can be singles, couples, families, community groups, students, homemakers, teachers, doctors, merchants, carpenters, scientists... you!

 

What Do Community Inclusion Volunteers Do?

 

We ask you only for your time, to spend one hour a week with your partner, offering: an opportunity to practice their English, give information on Canadian customs, culture and society, offer insights into life in Charlotte County, spend leisure time together, offer Mmoral support and help in building social and professional networks