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June 2021

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Welcome to Kingston! KCHC Immigrant Services is located at 263 Weller Avenue. Our team works with newcomers to help them with their settlement goals. Visit us today or call (613) 544-4661.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30
Office is closed daily from 12-1

In this issue:

  • Highlights

  • Ongoing Activities

    • Settlement Services
    • Welcome Packages for Newcomers in Kingston
    • Translation Services
    • Services for Children and Youth
    • Newcomer Men's Group
    • Ethnic Cooking Group
    • English Conversation Circles
    • Citizenship Test Preparation
Update on COVID-19 from
Kingston Community Health Centres



KCHC is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
 
We are currently holding most appointments over phone or video. Some services such as document translation are available on-site. If you do need to come into the building, please remember to follow current health guidelines and wear a mask. When you arrive we may need to ask you a few screening questions and take your temperature.

If you would like to book an appointment, please call and leave a message with your email or phone number at 613-544-4661 ext. 5111. Our staff will contact you directly. 


Did you know?
KCHC is a vaccine site and has administered over 10,000 vaccines for the community! Contact us if you need help booking a vaccine appointment.

Digital Connection



We want to hear from you!
 
Many of our programs are on hold right now, but we can still connect! The Youth Group has been connecting over Facebook and our Settlement Workers are also available for remote appointments. Leave a message at 613-544-4661 ext. 5111 to find out how you can connect with us. One of our staff will contact you directly.
Staff Changes


In April, three of our amazing team members moved on to exciting new opportunities. Wishing you all the best Alejandra, Catherine, and Yu Jier!

If you were previously in contact with any of these staff members and now want to reach our team, please call our office at 613-544-4661 ext. 5111.
Income Tax Updates


This year, KCHC Immigrant Services supported close to 400 people in filing their taxes! A big thank you to our dedicated volunteers and staff who made this possible!
Upcoming Events
Citizenship Study Group for Youth
Immigrant Services is hosting a study group for youth to prepare for Citizenship, and it's not too late to join! Use the information below to join the Zoom meetings, or contact Leila at leilar@kchc.ca or 613-449-7544 for more information.
Settlement Services
Are you new to Canada?
We can help you settle in Kingston.

Adjusting to a new country and a new community can be difficult. KCHC Immigrant Services can work with you in these areas (and more):
  • Information and orientation
  • Meet people in the community
  • Find an apartment or house
  • Find employment
  • Enrol your children in school
  • Find a doctor
  • Practice English
  • Understand Canadian society
  • Refugee support
  • Becoming a citizen
  • Programs for children and youth
  • Become a volunteer
  • Certified Translation
We look forward to welcoming you to our office at 263 Weller Ave.

How to get to KCHC Immigrant Services by bus:
  • #1 from St. Lawrence College and downtown
  • #2 from the Kingston Center and downtown
  • #7 from the Cataraqui Center and west end
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact KCHC Immigrant Services reception at 613.544.4661 ext. 5111
Translation Services


KCHC Immigrant Services
can connect you with translation services.
  • A wide range of languages are available
  • Translators are ATIO certified (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario)
  • Quotes issued within 2 to 3 business days
  • Processing time is within 5 to 7 business days after the quote has been accepted
  • Payment is by credit or debit card
  • Original documentation is needed for translations to be certified
For more information, please contact KCHC Immigrant Services reception at 
613.544.4661 ext. 5111
Welcome Package for Newcomers


Immigrated to Canada within the past year?

You may be eligible to receive a Welcome Package provided by our partners at the City of Kingston and Kingston Immigration Partnership. You can pick it up at KCHC Immigrant Services during office hours. The welcome package includes:
  • 1 Year fitness pass at Recreation Centre
  • 2 tickets to a show at The Grand Theatre
  • 1 family pass to Pump House Steam Museum 
  • 1 family pass to MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Scheduled Transit Information Session- Learn more about Kingston Transit and receive 1 month of free transit
  • And more!
For more information, please contact KCHC Immigrant Services reception at  613.544.4661 ext. 5111
Services for Children and Youth

The Youth Group is using Facebook to stay connected. Contact Leila at leilar@kchc.ca or 613-449-7544 to join the group or book an individual appointment.
New Sisters in Canada Women's Group
The women's group is back with some new sessions on health and wellness. For more information, please contact Jessica at jessicaq@kchc.ca or Rasha at
613.544.4661 ext. 5121 or rashaf@kchc.ca
Newcomer Men's Group
The men's group has been keeping in touch online. For more information, please contact Steve at
613.544.4661 ext. 5116 or stephenk@kchc.ca
Ethnic Cooking Group
   

Join us on Zoom to learn new cultural dishes
and share some favourites of your own.


For more information, please contact Gaitree at
613.544.4661 ext. 5112 or gaitreeo@kchc.ca
English Conversation Circles
For more information, please contact Steve at
613.544.4661 ext. 5116 or stephenk@kchc.ca
Citizenship Test Preparation


Have you applied for citizenship and want to get ready for the test? 
Do you want to learn more about Canada?

For more information and to register, please contact Steve at
613.544.4661 ext. 5116 or stephenk@kchc.ca
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