Community Engagement

Your path to integration and rebuild your life.

As newcomers, most of us struggle to integrate into our new communities. However, our personal and professional journeys can become easier with some support and mentorship. And that’s what we offer you to reach your goals.

Our settlement services are run mainly by volunteers from the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services – Richmond Hill. Our volunteers from diverse backgrounds have similar experiences to yours and can empower you with their insights.


  • English and French Conversation Circles.
  • Study and Networking groups for internationally trained professionals, including those in regulated professions, i.e., medical graduates, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and engineers.
  • Professional Networking Café to help immigrants in their job search.
  • Professional designation and certifications study group.
  • Social events and cultural events.
  • Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) – year-round income tax clinic.
  • Volunteer Management, student placements, and newcomer volunteer orientations.


Besides the core services offered at the Welcome Centre, our events bring alive the vibrant components of our Canadian culture. Join the events and connect with our volunteers during various programs, whether you are looking for a light-hearted chat or a deep conversation.


If you are excited about how we run our volunteer-based service, how about joining us as volunteers? As part of our Volunteer Management Program, we always welcome volunteers willing to share their time, experience, and expertise with newcomers.


Supporting the future professionals, we provide limited Student Placement opportunities based on various program needs and vacancies. Please complete the placement application form and email it with your request. Please note that applying for a vacancy does not guarantee a position. All applications will be considered and responded to.


  • Expand your Professional Contacts
  • Find out about Job Opportunities
  • Share Information & Resources
  • Give and Receive Peer Support
  • International Engineering Graduate’s Network (IEGN)
    • Meet Mentors and Guests from Engineering Field
    • Expand your Academic and Professional Networks
    • Explore Canadian Workplace Culture and Values
    • Speak with other Newcomer Engineers
    • Explore Employment Opportunities
    • Share Information and Resources
    • Give and Receive Peer Support
    • Communicate in English ion.
  • Explore the power of self-expression through dance, painting, and storytelling. Connect with like-minded individuals, share your unique voice, and foster meaningful conversations. Unleash your creativity and join us for a vibrant and supportive community of art and social
  • connection. Let’s dance, paint, and tell our stories together!
    • Paint Night
    • Dance Night
    • Movie Night