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JOIN Immigration & Settlement

Helping you settle in Canada.

YWCA Hamilton’s Join Program is an immigration and settlement program designed specifically for newcomer
women, youth and gender-diverse folks ages 15+. The purpose of Join is to help you settle in your community in
every way possible.

From employment counseling and job search support to accessing child care and safe spaces, Join addresses all
aspects to support your settlement in Hamilton.

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Immigration & Settlement Programs

  • Care for Newcomer Children

    A collaboration between our Join Immigration and Settlement program and Children’s Services, we are proud to offer programming specifically geared for Newcomer Children.

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  • Settlement Counselling

    One-on-one and group settlement counselling on the topics related to housing, education, health care, transportation, and more.

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  • Employment Services

    FREE employment and training programs support you in becoming independent and effective in your employment journey, through combinations of one on one counselling, group workshops, employer connections, job fairs and networking opportunities.

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  • Community & Cultural Connections

    Join us to engage in unique events and workshops tailored to help you connect with your community by making new friends, building networks and participating in your community in a way that is meaningful to you.

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  • Support for Gender Based Violence

    We focus on experiences of violence or abuse, before and after moving to Canada, and how this has impacted the ability to successfully and safely integrate and settle into Canada. Together, we will discuss safety planning for you and your family and discuss the steps to take to ensure your independence.

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  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces

    The Join Program is designed to recognize the unique intersection of being both 2SLGBTQIA+ and a newcomer. YWCA Hamilton has a strong foundation serving newcomers and hosts Speqtrum, a newcomer-founded, newcomer-run and newcomer-focused program for queer and trans young people in Hamilton.

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  • Youth Employment Program

    We provide newcomer youth employment-related services that help them obtain and maintain their first job in Canada.

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  • New Mothers' Support Services

    Our New Mothers’ Support Services serve to connect newcomer mothers to local services and resources, provide meaningful networking opportunities, and support you in your post-partum journey.

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