Mentoring is all about empowering newcomers. As prepared as new immigrants may be when they come to Canada, they cannot easily or quickly rebuild the social capital they’ve left behind. Think of all the elements of daily living one learns over time, and with the help of friends, family and others in the community. Newcomers must learn about their new community and Canadian culture, often with little structured support.
The Newcomer Mentorship Program connects recent immigrants to Oxford County with a local resident who can help with adjustments to their new life in Canada. Mentorship relationships benefit both participants: newcomers become acquainted with their new community, the resources available to them, and are encouraged to fully participate in community activities; volunteers get the satisfaction of helping someone in a way that will have a long-term positive impact on their lives, as well as learning about another person’s culture.
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If you'd like to learn more about the Newcomer Mentorship Program, please contact us using the information provided below or simply fill out the form.
(519) 539-8161 ext. 285