Settlement Services | Access Alliance

By: Access Alliance  09-12-2011
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What is Settlement?

Settling in a new country can be a long and difficult process. Newcomers adjust to life in the new country by finding a place to live, finding a job, perhaps learning a new language, and learning their way in a new culture and society.

 Many newcomers also find themselves facing barriers and difficulties they never expected such as racism, poverty, discrimination, and heterosexism. At Access Alliance we know that the health of immigrants and refugees is greatly influenced by their experiences of migration, and settlement in a new country. 

Settlement is a right. Every newcomer is entitled to settlement services.

 We provide free settlement services to support newcomers through the difficult process of adjusting to a new country. Our settlement services include settlement counsellors, a Resource Centre for Newcomers, and newcomer education workshops.

To contact us or make an appointment:

Access Alliance provides settlement services in many neighbourhoods across Toronto.  For more information about where to access our services or to make an appointment please call (416) 324-8619 ext. 238 or ext. 319.

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