Community Connections

Community Connections workshops, activities, and events bridge the gap between those who are new to Canada and those who are further along in their settlement process.

Workshops cover:

– health
– housing
– parenting in Canada
– employment
– finances
– community services and more!

If you are interested in learning more about a certain topic and don’t see it on our workshop list, please contact a Settlement Worker at 778-470-6101.

Click here for event information and past workshops.


What is The Community Connections Mentoring Program?

A friendship program to match community residents (mentoring volunteers) with immigrants in Kamloops and surrounding communities.  Help immigrants learn through a process of social engagement activities:

– How to live in Canada
– How to adjust to the community
– Provide opportunities to practice English
– The Youth Program matches volunteer youth in the same range from ages 8+

Who is a Mentoring Volunteer?

– People who live in the community (more than three years)
– Someone who wants to learn more about other cultures
– Someone who is interested in multicultural and global issues
– A person who wants to help someone adjust to living in a new country

How to Join:

– Fill out a volunteer application
– Have a criminal record check done by the RCMP
– Have an interview with the Community Connections Coordinator to assist with matching
– Have fun!

What are the Benefits?

As a Mentoring Volunteer:
You will make new friends
– Learn about other cultures
– Enhance someone’s English language skills
– Be a guide to the community/country

As a Newcomer:
Learn about local information and community resources
– Practice conversational English and learn local vocabulary
– Meet new people in your community

Volunteers Needed!

Come in to pick you your volunteer application & start the criminal record check process!


2 thoughts on “Community Connections

  1. Miranda
    Miranda / July 21, 2015 at 3:19 am


    I am interested in volunteering with your Community Connections Mentoring Program. Where can I find the application?

    Thank you,

    • Coby Piazza
      Coby Piazza / August 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Hi Miranda,

      I tried to e-mail you, but it didn’t go through. Please give us a call at the office, 778-470-6101, and we can get you started on the volunteer application form!


      Coby Piazza
      Community Connections Coordinator

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