Free programs for newcomers

Community Connections | Programs

Are you new to Canada and Halton?
We offer free programs and events that can help newcomers settle in Canada.

Eligibility: CUAET, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees

Community Connections programs and events are free and designed to help you:

  • Learn about life in Canada
  • Meet new friends and newcomers alike
  • Engage with your community
  • Build social connections
  • Learn about other programs and events available in your community
  • Improve your English conversation skills in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Build your speaking confidence
  • Learn new skills for work or personal growth

Current Programs

Newcomer Conversation Circles

Make friends and get to know your community, improve your English and learn more about day-to-day life in Canada. Program is held in English, French, Ukrainian and for Seniors

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Social Club for Newcomers

Join us once a week in Milton, Burlington or Oakville to socialize, learn new skills, explore hobbies, make new friends, improve your mood and well being.

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Computer Literacy Program

Do you need to improve your computer literacy skills? Meet with us in our Burlington or Milton offices to learn and practice new computer literacy skills.

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Parenting Program

Join us and guest speakers as we discuss various parenting challenges newcomer families face. Learn about strategies and tips on how to recognize and handle those challenges.

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Newcomer Support Coach

Our Newcomer Support Coach Program offers free assistance to newcomers to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.

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Need more information?

For more information about Community Connections free programs for newcomers please call us at: 905-333-3499 x 208 or 1-888-315-5521  or email