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Indus Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of its new program – Community Connections to help and mentor newcomer families in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.

Newcomers often face the challenges of acclimatizing to their new way of life while at the same time, trying to integrate into their local community and create social and professional networks. Newcomers are encouraged to identify their needs and areas of support, and in turn be matched with volunteers who live in the community. The volunteers will be trained to help newcomers develop a connection and sense of belonging. Activities to be undertaken by the matches could include a trip to the local library, community centres, grocery stores for shopping locally on a budget, exploration of child care options, etc.

The program is being facilitated in partnership with Volunteer MBC and Volunteer Halton, Community Development Halton. The project objective is to bridge the silos that separate newcomers and long term residents, encourage authentic interaction leading to a community of engaged, interconnected and integrated members. Matches will be encouraged to have regular contact with each other and set up visits to facilitate integration. The project objective is to bridge the silos that separate newcomers and long term residents, encourage authentic interaction leading to a community of engaged, interconnected and integrated members.

If you know of a newcomer family which could benefit from the Community Connections program, please contact: Sana Sayed at 905-459-4776 Ext.244 | ssayed@induscs.ca