Help us Help Newcomers
The Work of Welcoming is a Community Effort
Welcoming our newcomers takes the entire community.
Welcoming happens in many ways:
- the attitudes we hold
- the way we greet people
- the level of cultural competence we attain in the jobs we do and the ways we are educated
- volunteer contribution;
- and many more areas...
There are a number of agencies in our community that have developed expertise in certain aspects of serving vulnerable people. Your skills and interests will help you decide which agency’s work you could best support as a volunteer.
MJMC's role and how you can suppport us:
Because of MJMC's formal relationship with Canada’s immigration department (IRCC), our direct role, and years of experience in receiving, orienting, and beginning the process of integration for hundreds of Government Assisted Refugees, MJMC is the agency through which you are most likely to volunteer directly with newcomers. In order to protect our clients’ privacy and rights, and to ensure that those helping them are equipt to provide the best support possible, MJMC has a formal process through which we screen and select our volunteers.