Cambridge has a diverse community and is home to thousands of newcomers from around the globe. The variety of culture and experiences continue to shape the growing community in this city.

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 Just arrived?

Find a settlement worker at the YMCA.

Settlement workers assist people to connect with the needed services available in the area that you live.

 Making a Refugee claim/Refugee claimant?

Learn more about the process and support at Compass Refugee Centre.

Whether you have recently made a refugee claim or you are already in the claimant process, no matter at what stage, reach out to get assistance and further support.

 Interested in Sponsorship?

 Contact the organizations below for support and more information. 

 Migrant worker support?

Resources are available at Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.

This migrant-led organization can provide you with information, resources and support, if needed.


Welcome Cambridge Service Map

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 Newcomer Programs in the City

Cambridge Newcomer Outreach Program

Launched in 2020 by the City of Cambridge in collaboration with Kinbridge Community Association. The Newcomer Outreach Program is funded by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support newcomer permanent residents, convention refugees, refugee claimants and Ukrainian Temporary Residents.

Immigration Partnership Waterloo Region

For general information about newcomer services and support in the Region of Waterloo, the Immigration Partnership provides extensive resources. This community resource works in collaboration with local organizations for education, research, advocacy and engagement. Use this resource to learn about up to date events and newcomer information. 

YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

The YMCA has provided services to newcomers since the 1980’s. Their programs include settlement support, language, mentorship and recreational activities. They are an important resource in the City of Cambridge for newcomers of all ages and stages of life.

Idea Exchange

Libraries are a central community resource, and the Idea Exchange also provides this for newcomers too. The various locations offer programs and activities for those who are new to Canada. This includes language, recreation, and information.

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