Newcomer Support

Settlement Services in Waterloo Region

Reception House Waterloo Region provides primary resettlement support for all government assisted refugees in Waterloo Region: Temporary residence, orientation, needs assessment, employment support, social integration programs, youth services and more. Many other settlement and community services will also provide support such as Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (KWMC) and YMCA Immigrant Services.

Supporting Refugees 

Reception House programs and initiatives:

Volunteer opportunities to assist with these programs will be developed as needs arise.  The following training links will help you to prepare to support refugees in our community: 

Exisiting Volunteer opportunities that will strengthen resouces for refugees as they settle in our Region can be found on our Volunteer Search page under Newcomer Supports. See list below for current positions available for you to assist others as they settle in Waterloo Region.



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Newcomer Support
Program/Special Event
Web Designer   iHelp International
Group Facilitator Women English Conversation Circle iHelp International
Volunteer Tutor Region-wide High School Tutoring Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
After School Program Support Community Centres House of Friendship
Translator IMPACT 23 - International Theatre Festival MT Space (The Multicultural Theatre Space)
Adult Literacy Tutor-Cambridge One to One or Small Group The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
Tutor: In-Person Newcomer Family Language and Learning United for Literacy
Tutor Newcomer Homework Support Program United for Literacy
Literacy Tutor Waterloo Public Library Reading Buddies United for Literacy
Diversity Coordinator Canada Day City of Cambridge
Conversational English Partner (In Person/Virtual Role) KW Multicultural Centre Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
Resettlement Assistant Newcomers iHelp International
Program Facilitator Summer English Conversation Circle YMCA of Three Rivers
Canada Connect Volunteer   YMCA of Three Rivers
Community Pantry Volunteer Volunteer Program Cambridge Food Bank
Tutors for ESL and Refugee Students Free Virtual Tutoring Program HomeworkHub
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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