Newcomer & Settlement Services

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Aylmer Resource Centre follows public health unit guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including sanitizing, social distancing, and masks.

We continue to serve clients by phone, text and e-mail. As of February 16, in-person services are available again, by appointment only. Please call or e-mail to make your appointment.

Services are available Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-4pm. Phone: 519-765-3020, e-mail: [email protected]

Aylmer Resource Centre
16 Talbot Street East

Phone: 519-765-3020

Settlement Services provides information and referrals to newcomers in the community. We help newcomers adapt and settle into the region. We offer individual sessions or group sessions to support them through the immigration process. While newcomers are our target group, we also provide support for the general public to access wide variety of federal and provincial services.

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Settlement Services

Settlement Services helps newcomers transition to life in Canada. The initial couple of years in a new country can be overwhelming.  We can provide the support and cultural understanding to make it easier for the newcomer to access information and services.

Information & Referral – Orientation to Ontario, referral to community services. Provide information on Permanent Residency, Citizenship, Work and Visitor Records to newcomers wishing to settle in Canada.  We can help you find appropriate information about Child Tax Benefits, health, Social Insurance Numbers, Driver licencing and other governmental services.

Family Support – Connecting newcomer families and individuals with appropriate religious, cultural, legal and other local services.

Interpretation – Assist newcomers by interpreting oral or written communication to make information and services more accessible to the English learner and/or low literacy newcomer.

Education – Collaborate with schools to encourage and promote education of both children and adults wishing to continue their education. Partner with schools for inclusive school environments where newcomer children and youth can thrive without losing their ethnic identity.

Resources:

For Information on Temporary Foreign Worker Program, visit the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services website : Home - F.A.R.M.S. (farmsontario.ca)

For information on working in Canada, visit the Government of Canada website: Get a work permit - Canada.ca

 What is it like to be a newcomer to Canada?

We invite you to read the story "Green Bananas," written by one of our Settlement Workers, for insight into the cultural identity of some newcomers and some of their experiences adjusting to life in  Southwestern Ontario.

ImageGreen Bananas Part 1

Green Bananas Part 2

Contact MCS Newcomer Settlement Services

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Join us this evening to hear about the work of MCS in the 2020-2021 year. Learn about how our services adapted to needs, and how we continued to faithfully connect resources in our community.

E-mail [email protected] before 6pm today if you would still like to join. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to you by e-mail. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.

Thank you especially for all your support. We are blessed by the support of the community to be able to serve.All are welcome to attend the MCS AGM on Tuesday, June 15 at 7pm online via Zoom.

People who would like to attend, but have not been sent a link, can contact us at [email protected] to be forwarded the Zoom link by June 11, or call the Aylmer Resource Centre front desk at 519-765-3020.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to this time of sharing what God is doing in and through MCS.
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Join us this evening to hear about the work of MCS in the 2020-2021 year. Learn about how our services adapted to needs, and how we continued to faithfully connect resources in our community.

E-mail mcs@mcson.org before 6pm today if you would still like to join. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to you by e-mail. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.

Thank you especially for all your support. We are blessed by the support of the community to be able to serve.
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