Dear CCI Friend,
Recently, there was a wonderful article on the CBC about the many ways everyday Canadians can support new refugees who arrive in Canada.
One way is to show newcomers the ins and outs of daily living in Canada. There are so many little things we take for granted about daily life in Ottawa. We often forget these are not little things for many newcomers.
Here's how you can help newcomers with daily life. Teach them how to use public transit. Show them where to find the best grocery deals. Help them find activities for their children in the summer. Say hello to the newcomer family who lives down your street.
You can help by volunteering at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants where we have numerous programs that connect people like you with newcomers.
You can help a newcomer learn English by taking part in one of our
weekly conversation circles
. Or you can volunteer with our
that connects everyday Canadians with newcomers who need ongoing support adjusting to life in Ottawa.
By helping a newcomer today, you are helping to build a more welcoming community.
To find out more about these programs, please click on the links above.