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September 2021

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Welcome to Kingston! KCHC Immigrant Services is located at 837 Princess Street, Suite 201. 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

    • Address Change
    • Covid-19 Update
    • Summer Time Park Days
    • Food Cabinet
  • Ongoing Activities

    • Settlement Services
    • Welcome Packages for Newcomers in Kingston
    • Translation Services
    • Services for Children and Youth
    • Women's Group
    • Newcomer Men's Group
    • Ethnic Cooking Group
    • English Conversation Circles
    • Citizenship Test Preparation
We've moved!


KCHC - Immigrant Services is now located at 837 Princess Street, Suite 201. You can find us on the second floor, at the end of the hall. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can still contact our office at 613-544-4661 x 5111. Please leave a message and we will contact you directly.
Update on COVID-19 from
Kingston Community Health Centres



KCHC is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
 
We are currently holding appointments by phone, video, or in person. If you are coming 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. You can also email oktayg@kchc.ca. Our staff will contact you directly. 


Did you know?

KCHC was a vaccine site and has administered over 10,000 vaccines for the community!
Family Days in the Park

This summer, many families enjoyed weekly gatherings in the park, doing crafts and other activities. Take a look at a few photos below!



Food Cabinet

Our emergency food cupboard has just been restocked with some canned and dried items. Please let us know if you are in need of groceries,  or drop by our office.
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 837 Princess Street, Suite 201.

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
English Conversation Circles
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
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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