This event offers supportive opportunities for mainstream health care institutions and resource agencies to connect and interact with newcomers in an informal environment that is less intimidating for newcomers who have language and other barriers.

The event features a series of health education sessions on mental health, healthy living, seniors’ health, chronic illness, stress management and much more.Service providers educate newcomers about their resources, encourages them to engage in their services and provide more personalized assistance in specific areas of need. The event also offers opportunities for newcomers to build new networks and explore volunteer opportunities at participating agencies. Concurrently, program staff also produce and circulate to newcomers, simplified multicultural health resource guides that are translated into languages other than English and French.