Ottawa Area Service Providers

  Refugee 613 Refugee 613 is a coalition of citizens, settlement agencies, sponsorship groups and community partners working to provide refugees with the building blocks of successful integration: a warm welcome and access to key services, opportunities and...
Warsaw Caves Campground

Warsaw Caves Campground

Warsaw Caves is a beautiful park and campground not far from Peterborough, Ontario, about a two-hour drive from Toronto.  It features spacious campsites that come with a picnic table and a grill. There are outhouses near the campsites, and a comfort station with...

Nour Kaadan

NOUR KAADAN Musician What ESL programs have you used to help improve your language skills?  Language skills were not a barrier for us; we had worked to improve our skills prior arriving to Toronto.  We were prepared mentally for the change in culture and language.  We...
Read to Speak – Community ESL Bookclub

Read to Speak – Community ESL Bookclub

Our recent report Breaking the Language Barrier, we identified several challenges and needs of English as Second Language curriculum for newcomers. One of main frustrations newcomers had with existing ESL programs was that the “end-points of ESL classes rarely...
The Words We Use by Emma Bartel

The Words We Use by Emma Bartel

The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program brings refugee students to Canada as permanent residents, and provides support for them to continue higher education at one of 83 university campuses across the country. My family has been involved...