Newcomers to Huron and Perth Counties enrich their communities by teaching us about the world we live in, and remind us that even though we may be different, we are all the same.”
Dr. Gezahgn Wordofa, founder and President, of the Multicultural Association of Perth-Huron Helping newcomers feel at home is what the Multicultural Association of Perth-Huron is all about. Immigrants to Canada, newcomers from other provinces, and isolated foreign and Canadian migrants will all find a warm welcome, information and support at the Multicultural Association office. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Gezahgn Wordofa, the Multicultural Association of Perth-Huron (MAPH) assists newcomers in Perth and Huron Counties to adjust to life in their new communities by providing services throughout the two counties
Settlement & Support
We provide settlement assistance to newcomers. We assist refugee claimants with completing their applications for asylum, as well as other settlement issues such as dealing with social services and other local, provincial, and federal organizations.
In addition, we provide general settlement support including:
- Information and referrals about community and government services such as healthcare, housing, legal, education, translation,
- Information and referral with finding a job or accessing training and skills development programs
- Help filling out forms and applications
Settlement Workers In Schools
We provide school-based training for newcomers and their families. Our goal is to provide information and support with regards to:
- Community Resources
- Family Resources
- Immigration process
- Employment and more
Our Orientation program provides settlement and integration services to newcomers by providing the information and resources they need to better understand how to successfully settle in Canada
Language/Skills Development Program initiated in 1992, provides language instruction and training to adult newcomers in English to facilitate their social, cultural and economic integration into Canadian society.
Our connections and settlement services are offered to newcomers, immigrants, citizens and refugees, and customized programming is available to women, youth and seniors. Settlement support services include the following:
- Needs assessment and referral
- Information and awareness
- Orientation to the local environment
- Linkages with the community and resources
- Assistance with applications on settlement areas
- Interpretation and translation
- Group activities/sessions for information dissemination, social/networking support and promoting cross-cultural awareness.
MAPH has the resources, training and support to help you return to newcomers and refugees. Help build a career plan and identify potential employers. Coaching on interview techniques and job search strategies. Information on community events, workshops and career fairs.
Immigration Application Process Assistance
We provide services to assisting Canadians and individuals wanting to immigrate to Canada. Our expertise and knowledge of the Canadian and Provincial Government’s rules and processes will enable us to guide you through your application to immigrate to Canada.