Navigating Healthcare in Ontario Info Session (UHN)

Do you have questions about Canada’s Health System? Join this information session to learn about how to access health services, including finding a primary care provider and the different care providers and services available to you (i.e. community pharmacist, gynecologist). NOTE: Russian and Dari/Farsi interpretation will be available. REGISTER HERE

Check-in Session to Support Constituent Groups

Meet and learn from one another (share challenges and success stories) Get an update from JIAS on programs we offer to newcomers Learn about the supports available to JIAS volunteers Answer any questions you have Register here:

Reading Club – Winter ’23

The Reading Club program provides elementary school-aged (grade 1-8) children with an opportunity to continue practicing their English reading and comprehension skills in an online environment with other newcomer children and a facilitator. One of the key goals of the Reading Club is to enhance students’ English reading skills by the use of engaging reading […]

Understanding Your Employment Rights: Salary, Benefits and Safety

This workshop will provide you important information from the Ontario Employment Standards Act. Understand what employers are allowed to do and NOT TO DO with wages, hours of work, overtime and safety. Understand the money taken off (deductions) from your pay cheque. Find out what kind of legal contract the employer must provide when they […]

Mini-School for Yazidi Refugees

There are two major components of this program: For adult women in the Yazidi refugee community: Eash session of this program will consist of an "English class" to practice conversational skills and develop literacy skills, a "math class" to develop numeracy skills and practice scheduling and budgeting, and an art therapy session. For school aged […]

Mental Wellness Program to Cope with Stress and Resettlement (Dari)

This program is a support group designed for JIAS's clients from Afghanistan. The program aims to provide a calm environment to provide the skills and peer connection to support clients over 6 sessions on zoom, which are 1.5 hours each. Each session will be comprised of practical information, experiential learning about coping with stress, and […]

Volunteer Training: How to get involved in Refugee Sponsorship

Everything you need to know about the private sponsorship of refugees: the different types of support (financial, settlement), sponsorship agreements and their terms, constituent groups, requirements, application process, waiting time, how to prepare for arrival & first few weeks in Canada, etc. REGISTER:

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