Newcomer Programs

At BGC Hamilton-Halton we strive to be a safe and welcoming space for all members of the communities we serve.

Program Contact:
For more information about our equity, diversity and inclusion programs, please contact Sabanta.

Newcomer programs are supported by:

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Conversation Circles

Funded by IRCC, conversation circles are designed to help newcomers develop their English language skills through informal conversations. Join our facilitators and they guide you through stories, tongue twisters, practice dialogues, and more! Must be a permanent resident to join.

Ages: 18+

In Person: Mondays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual: Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm

Community Connections for Newcomer Youth

The Community Connections Program for families provides services to newcomers to encourage social, cultural and professional interactions to help with their settlement journey to Canada. This is a registered program for Permanent Residents and Government Assisted Refugees.

In Person: Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

Women’s Space

Participants in this program will discuss topics on mental health & wellness, resources in Hamilton, employment, and family dynamics. Spaces limited. Must be a permanent resident or government assisted refugee. This program is running virtually.

Ages 18+, Woman Identifying
Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm