Community Development Council Durham

Site: Community Development Council Durham

Service: Community Connections Program

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-686-2661
Fax 905-686-4157
Located In Community Ajax
Address 458 Fairall St, Unit 4
Ajax, ON L1S 1R6
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Intersection Westney Rd and Fairall St, just south of 401
Contact Information
Primary Contact Katelin Grant, Settlement Worker; Phone: ext 102; Email:
Alternate Contact Maria Abogado, Community Worker; Phone: ext 109; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Bozena Stobinska, Settlement Worker; Phone: ext 103; Email:
Description & Services
Description (Service) Community Connections Program (formerly HOST Program) -- group activities, including walking group June-August, for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development * improve English language skills
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
Newcomers 19 years or over * immigration papers or permanent resident card  
Volunteers must be 23 years or over * must have a minimum of three years living experience in Canada * able to assist new immigrants learn about the system and services available, fairly fluent in English
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Polish ; Spanish
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Refugees ; Career Exploration ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Career Exploration ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Career Exploration ~ Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Volunteer Opportunities

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