The Canada Connects program creates meaningful connections between newcomers, long-time Canadians, and established immigrants. Canada Connects helps newcomers gain a sense of belonging and become fully engaged in the local community by fostering intercultural awareness and acceptance.
 
Through participation in Canada Connects Program, newcomers gain a better understanding of Canadian customs, culture, social, political & economic life. They also Iimprove language skills, enhance social networks by making local connections, and cultivate a sense of belonging.

Canada Connects program volunteers develop better cross-cultural awareness, communication and sensitivity, and a sense of fulfillment from helping newcomers settle more effectively in our communities. 
   
For more information, please contact:
Abir Alsaid: abir.alsaid@ymcahbb.ca or 905-531-3953 – for Hamilton Region
Azra Chaudhry: azra.chaudhry@ymcahbb.ca or 519-752-4568 – for Grand Erie Region