The Matching Program matches newcomers to Canada with a volunteer community member for weekly get-togethers. Matches are a great way to learn more about Ottawa, build community, learn practical skills, connect with community resources and make new friends. Matches between newcomers and local volunteers have been proven to improve mental health, increase a sense of community and create a more positive settlement experience.


To be matched with a volunteer or to become a volunteer matched with a newcomer contact Jessica-Rae at 613-737-5115 ext. 2294 or email