Welcoming Communities >> Reception Services >> Matching and/or Mentoring Service

Reception services provide newcomers the opportunity to be matched with volunteers who commit to giving a minimum of 2 hours per week as a reception partner.

Matching is based on mutual interests shared by the newcomer and the volunteer who, previously, receives training and has a clean police record.

    The reception partner helps the newcomer by providing :
  • Friendship and Emotional Support
  • Language Instruction
  • Social Orientation
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Education and Job-Related Support

Reception partners and newcomers decide together what they will do when they meet and adapt to each other’s needs. This matching and/or mentoring procedure enables newcomers to form relationships with established Canadians so as to ensure their intercultural integration and social inclusion, as well as to help them acquire proficiency in official languages and apply their knowledge.