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The Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Ottawa

Community Connections Team
The Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Ottawa

219 Argyle Avenue Suite 500
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2P 2H4

TEL: 613-232-9634 ext : 3
FAX: 613-232-3660

E-mail: communityconnections@cciottawa.ca

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The goal of the Community Connections Program is to try and help newcomers feel that they and their families belong in Canada and that they have the knowledge and confidence to be active and involved members of the community. Community Connections' mandate is to facilitate integration.

Through activities and events, the program aims to help newcomers…..
-practice and improve language skills (ECC)
-learn about services from the City of Ottawa
-understand Canadian culture
-understand where to find information
-become part of the Canadian society
-Provide opportunities for youth (ages 14-24) to meet with young volunteers for sports, social activities, education support and job search support.

For more info visit: www.cciottawa.ca


Volunteer Opportunities

The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers one-on-one, with individuals or with families. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa.
Are you...
 An established member of the community, who is familiar with the Canadian system and culture?
 Do you know where, when, and how to access resources in Ottawa?
 Do you have experience working with people with disabilities or medical conditions? (Great asset, not required)
 Are you patient, kind, open minded and interested in learning about other cultures?
 Do you have 4 hours a week, for a period of 6-8 months to commit to the match?

If you have these and more qualities that make you a welcoming and friendly person, we would love to have you as part of our awesome team of volunteers.
Location: The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, but the opportunity to volunteer can be throughout the city.
Deadline: Aug 31, 2018