Cambridge Newcomer Outreach program

Launched in 2020 by the City of Cambridge in collaboration with Kinbridge Community Association, the Cambridge Newcomer Outreach program offers supports and year-round events.

The Newcomer Outreach Program is funded by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support newcomer permanent residents, convention refugees and Ukrainian Temporary Residents.

Contact our Newcomer Outreach Program staff for more information or to request interpretation.

Francophone Services Information 

If you wish to access French language training and/or French settlement services, please contact: 

YMCA of Three Rivers

250 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge

ON N1R 3H3

Tel: 519-621-1621

E-mail: newcomers@ytr.ymca.ca

Pour des services d’établissement en français et/ou la formation linguistique en français, veuillez contacter :

YMCA of Three Rivers

250 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge

ON N1R 3H3

Tél: 519-621-1621

E-mail: newcomers@ytr.ymca.ca

Direct Programming and Support

Kinbridge Community Association offers programming and support for youth and older adults. 

For a listing of all upcoming programs and services, visit Kinbridge's Facebook page. 

Settlement services

For information on other settlement services for newcomers to Canada, events, and supports in Cambridge, visit our New to Canada page.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for one of the events below and keep checking back for more ways to participate.

Cambridge Newcomer Connections Event - September 16, 2023

Join the City of Cambridge for its 4th annual Cambridge Newcomer Connections event. This aims to provide an inclusive platform for newcomers to Canada and ethno-cultural communities to explore and familiarize themselves with local health and wellness programs and services available to them and their families. The event also aims to facilitate meaningful connections and social networking by encouraging newcomers to engage with one another and establish a supportive community.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson Street (downtown Galt, beside Cambridge City Hall). Entrance to the event is from the David Durward Senior Centre (62 Dickson Street, located on the corner of Wellington Street and Dickson Street).

Register to let us know your needs! We can provide interpretation, bus tickets, and accessibility accommodations.

Register at newcomersconnections.eventbrite.ca

Event Agenda

Activities Schedule

10:00am – 1:00pm

Information booths

 

Family art, crafts, and activities

 

Gallery Display Exhibition: In Transition, Photographs by Clara Laratta

 

Firehall Museum & Education Centre (closes at 12:30pm)

 

Refreshments by Oma Fresh Foods

Information Sessions

10:30am – 12:00pm

In-home and Community Health Programs

 

Wellbeing Programs and Support for Newcomers

 

Benefits of Volunteering

 

Recreation and Leisure Programs

 

Settlement Programs and Supports

Door Prizes

12:30pm

Winners will be selected in the Toyota Room


Parking Instructions


Free parking is available at the Beverly parking lot, located directly across the David Durward Centre.

There is also 2-hour street parking, and 2-hour parking lots nearby.

If using public transportation, visit grt.ca to plan your trip.

For questions, contact newcomer@cambridge.ca.


 

 Past Events

Join the City of Cambridge for its 3rd Annual Cambridge Newcomer Connections event on March 11, 2023, at Kinbridge Community Association.

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All newcomers to the City of Cambridge are invited to a free community event where you can meet new friends and newcomers alike, build your social connections and learn about what services and programs are available to you.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023                                                                                                                                                 

Time: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                    

Address: 200 Christopher Drive, Cambridge (Kinbridge Community Association)

Event Highlights:                                                                                     

  • Indigenous Welcome Ceremony
  • Entertainment, food & prizes- The first 150 people to arrive will receive a gift bag
  • Art Therapy: Card Making for older adults
  • Arts and crafts for youth
  • Grand River Transit bus tour
  • City of Cambridge fire truck tour
  • Indoor and outdoor activities for youth and kids
  • Falls Prevention and Gentle Exercise for older adults
  • Organization booths to provide information and orientation on local programs and services
  • Indoor and outdoor quiet space/prayer space (please bring your own prayer mat)
  • No animals except for service animals  
  • Registration is not required but capacity is limited

Interpretation in Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, Urdu, and Ukrainian will be provided.

Accommodations and Interpretation is available by contacting Yesenia at newcomer@cambridge.ca or at 519- 623-1340 Ext. 4426.

Parking Instructions                                                                                                                                                         

Limited parking available at 200 Christopher Drive. Consider carpooling or taking public transportation. Kinbridge is located on GRT bus route 59.

Additional Parking Options

Churchill Park Pavilion                                                                                                                                                             

Parking  lot can be accessed off 255 Water Street South (Hwy 24). 7-8 minute walk to and from Kinbridge, passing through a trail. The trail will not be cleared of snow and or ice. Walk at your own risk. The City of Cambridge is not liable for any falls or damages. 

An overhead map of where Churchill Park's parking lot is located

Please note the use of this parking lot is done at the owner’s risk. The City of Cambridge is not liable for any damage or theft of, or from, vehicles. The parking lot may not be cleared of snow and or ice. Park at your own risk. No parking or driving permitted on any grass areas. Please take all garbage with you when leaving this area.

Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School 

85 Myers Road, Cambridge, ON. 8-9 minute walk to and from Kinbridge.

An overhead map of Monsignor Doyle parking lot

Please note the use of this parking lot is done at the owner’s risk. The City of Cambridge nor The Waterloo Catholic District School Board are liable for any damage or theft of, or from, vehicles. The parking lot will not be cleared of snow and or ice. Park at your own risk. No parking or driving permitted on any grass areas. Please take all garbage with you when leaving this area.

For questions, please contact newcomer@cambridge.ca


Accepting Identity and Finding Connection for 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomers virtual event

January 12, 2023- 6 to 8pm

For questions, please contact newcomer@cambridge.ca

Accepting Identity and Finding Connection for 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomers

Newcomers' trip to Crow Shield Lodge- September 22, 2022

City of Cambridge's Newcomer Outreach Program hosted a bus tour to Crow Shield Lodge in 2022. 

Crow Shield Lodge provides access to Indigenous worldviews and cosmovisions which are available to people of all Nations. Crow Shield Lodge creates the space for meaningful reconciliation between settlers, non-Indigenous people living on Turtle Island, and Indigenous Nations.

The bus tour will introduce our newcomer community members to the Indigenous values, worldviews, practices and land.

 Wellness Event - March 31, 2022

 A night of creation, connection, and learning about health and wellness.

 

Newcomer Connections-Virtual Wellness Event Time and Location- March 2022

 Let's Be Neighbours Picnic- October 23, 2021
 Volunteers, staff and local organizations came together and offered games, crafts and art activities, music and refreshments.
 Cambridge Newcomers Connections conference - October 2 & November 11, 2021
 Featured local speakers, artists and organizations that support and are connected to newcomer youth and older adults. 
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