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Our Services

Our services are free, confidential, and culturally sensitive. YMCA’s Immigrant Services has been helping newcomers settle into the Greater Sudbury region for more than 10 years. Our multi-lingual settlement staff work collaboratively with community partners to help you build a personalized settlement plan, responsive to your needs.

Our unit includes:

  • Conduct a needs assessment to determine the level of services that is required
  • Create settlement plans that are developed based on your individual needs
  • Deliver information and orientation sessions
  • Makes referrals to community agencies, programs and services as needed
  • Coordinate language assessments remotely through Thunder Bay Multicultural Association and the YMCA – YWCA National Capital Region and refers eligible candidates to LINC
  • Offer English Conversation Circles
  • Coordinates welcoming community activities
  • Focuses on the settlement needs of immigrant students and their families within the school system
  • Key partners supporting this initiative are the two English Boards of Education
  • Services are provided on an ongoing and as-needed basis focusing on parent information sessions, helping families navigate the education system and staff training sessions focusing on cultural awareness and understanding of challenges faced by newcomers
  • Recruit and retain volunteers to support settlement services within the YMCA – leading English Conversation Circles and welcoming community activities
  • Work with community agencies to create volunteer opportunities across the region for newcomers
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