Matching Program for New Canadians
Our Newcomer Matching Program matches new Ottawa immigrants and refugees with a local and well-established volunteer in the community. This program aims to cultivate community inclusion, reduce isolation, and assist with integration and settlement. This program fosters relationships between individuals through agreed-upon weekly connection/outings between a newcomer and a friendly neighbour to reach the clients’ goals. Matches between newcomers and volunteers can be one-on-one, family-to-family, one volunteer with a newcomer family or a small team of volunteers. Matches are determined based on strengths, needs, shared interests, neighbourhood and gender.
Newcomers to Canada who live in our catchment area.
Hours of Operation
Thursdays 1:00pm-5:00pm Fridays, 9:00am-5:00pm
Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30
For referral and registration please call (613) 737-7195 ext.2217
1355 Bank Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON