Refugee Resettlement Services Kingston

Refugee Resettlement Services Kingston

The Government of Canada's response to the largest worldwide refugee crisis since World War II, has included selecting Kingston elected as a destination for government-assisted refugees. KEYS Job centre has taken the lead in delivering the Resettlement Assistance Program, along with our service delivery partner, Kingston Community Health Centres.

Through the Refugee Resettlement Services Kingston initiative, we offer support, workshops, guidance and accompaniment to new refugees in Kingston for their initial phase of resettlement. Once arrived, these newcomers receive temporary accommodation, orientation to life in Kingston and Canada, and connections to essential government, educational and community services. They also receive support to find and rent suitable accommodations. Services available in English, French, Arabic, Armenian, Kirundi and Swahili.

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Do you have a rental unit available to rent to a refugee family? Tell us about it here and we will be in touch soon to organize a viewing.

Are you interested in volunteering to help refugees in Kingston? Sign-up online here!

Are you interested in making a donation to help refugees with unique, urgent and essential needs? Donations to the Kingston Community Refugee Relief Fund are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Please click here.

Do you want to hire a refugee? Fill out this form.

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Resettlement Case Management

Our Resettlement Case Management program provides essential support to government-assisted refugees arriving in the Kingston area. The twelve month case management service model provides clients with a wide range of settlement services and referrals, depending on their individual needs. '. The objective of the Resettlement Case Management program is to assist newcomers to develop independance in their new lives in Kingston and Canada and facilitate the transition to 'month 13,' when the federal financial support for Government-Assisted Refugees ends. This program will enable clients to access government, health and community services independently. Services available in English, French, Arabic, Kirundi and Swahili.

Refugee Women's Mentoring Network

The KEYS Refugee Women's Mentoring Network is intended to assist newcomer women to make meaningful connectines in her new community, develop relationships outside of her family circle and to combat professional and social isolation. We provide access to individual mentoring, peer to peer learning, workshops and networking. We assist women to determine potential career paths and to develop the skills needed to successfully transition to employment, self-employment or training. This program also provides women with unique opportunities to collaborate with one another and explore gender-specific issues and concerns. Services available in English, French and Arabic.


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