Newcomer Support

How is Waterloo Region Supporting the Afghan Resettlement?

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.

Support Afghanistan 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. Check back often as positions are updated daily.



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Newcomer Support
Program/Special Event
Assistant Pregnant Women's group SHORE Centre
Facilitator Virtual English Conversation Circle Facilitator Kitchener Public Library
Canada Connect Program Volunteer   YMCA of Three Rivers
Virtual English Tutor Conversational English Program Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
Volunteer Action Centre
Waterloo Region
1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

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