“Arrimage/Connexions communautaires” is a program funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for refugees, migrants or newcomers wishing to settle in Southwestern Ontario, particularly in the city of Windsor and its surroundings. It has been offered by the Centre communautaire francophone Windsor-Essex-Kent (CCFWEK) since 2017 and aims to provide Francophones and Francophiles with the services and/or referrals necessary for their integration into the community.
“Arrimage/Connexions communautaires” also plays an essential role in the development of partnerships and networking with the various agencies that serve newcomers and Francophone ethnocultural groups.
As such, several support programs for newcomers have been developed between the CCFWEK and other organizations: food boxes for families in need through United Way, gift certificates through the Canadian Red-Cross, confection and distribution of COVID-19 protective masks through the Congolese Community (COCOWE), etc. This program is often the first contact of newcomers with Canadian services and administration and is therefore an essential resource to facilitate their social and cultural integration.
Developing and participating in satisfaction surveys focused on the needs of the clients, following-up on the referrals and training actions put in place are also other aspects of the “Arrimage/Connexions communautaires” program.
For more information, please consult the Southwestern Ontario French Language Services Directory, via the following link.