NEWCOMER SUPPORT

email najlaa@awrcsasa.ca or call 902-863-6221 for an appointment

Najlaa Alzaanin

Immigrant Support Program Coordinator

Who This
is For

Our immigrant support program coordinator offers services to immigrants, refugees, and their families living within Antigonish and Guysborough counties and can meet anywhere in these counties upon request.

What
we Do

  • Settlement planning
    Our immigrant support program coordinator identifies and assesses your needs, develops settlement plans with you to meet your short-term settlement and long-term integration goals, and supports and counsels you in your plans
  • Settlement navigation
    Our immigrant support program coordinator knows that settlement processes can be complex, confusing, and intimidating. She helps by explaining the steps involved, providing translations, preparing documents, and filling out and submitting forms and applications with you.
  • Housing, schooling, and employment support
    Our immigrant support program coordinator assists in finding a place for you to live, registering your children for school or daycare, and seeking employment that is appropriate for you.
  • Language support
    Our immigrant support program coordinator registers you for English language classes and in language evaluation programs
  • Referrals to supportive agencies
    Our immigrant support program coordinator connects you with other resources in the community and in the province to help you get the support you need
  • Networking and social engagement support
    Our immigrant support program coordinator organizes activities to help you meet new people, increase your connection to community, and learn about topics of interest. She offers weekly and monthly programs that include: the Antigonish and Guysborough Multicultural Support Group, the Immigrant Women’s Support Group, and information sessions.
  • Building community around newcomers
    Our immigrant support program coordinator works with and provides education for groups, organizations, and workplaces to help newcomers’ settlement and integration in the community

How we Work

Our immigrant support program coordinator is committed to making our communities diverse, inclusive, and welcoming, places where newcomers want to live and decide to stay. She provides personalized support to immigrants, refugees, and their families and respects the autonomy, confidentiality, and privacy of all people who use her services.

Newcomers’ Guides

for Antigonish and Guysborough Counties

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English

Guysborough County

Arabic

Antigonish

Mandarin

Antigonish

English

Antigonish

Bangla

Antigonish

Spanish

Antigonish