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Get answers to frequently asked questions about services and supports for Ukrainian newcomers looking to resettle in Halton region.

How can I make a donation or volunteer my time?

Please refer to Halton Region’s Donate, sponsor or volunteer to support Ukrainian newcomers webpage for details.

Are there any other resources or organizations where I can find out more about helping?

Please refer to Halton Region’s Donate, sponsor or volunteer to support Ukrainian newcomers webpage or Local community resources and other supports webpage for details.

Is there a newcomer welcome centre in Halton?

Available through the Halton District School Board, The Welcome Centre (external link) supports new/returning families to Halton Region and offers services, including: registration, assessment and settlement support. Fee-paying students and their families are supported through the International Students Program. Several other local services and supports are available to Ukrainian newcomers—to learn more, visit our Local community resources and other supports and Halton Region supports for Ukrainian newcomers webpages.

What housing services does Halton Region offer to newcomers?

Halton Region can provide Ukrainian arrivals, classed as visitors by the federal government, with short-term housing supports. These include: assistance helping to locate affordable rental housing options in Halton Region’s private rental market, providing one-time financial assistance to assist with last month’s rent, moving/storage costs and furniture acquisition, as well as emergency shelter as required. For further details, please see the Halton Region supports for Ukrainian newcomers webpage.

Can Halton Region help Ukrainian newcomers find a job?

Yes, the Region offers employment Assistance through Employment Halton. Ukrainians can access virtual employment workshops 24/7 and register for employment related workshops at haltonjobs.ca. Ukrainians with a work permit can also receive individual assistance from Employment Halton staff to help them find a job.

What public health services does Halton Region offer to newcomers?

Newcomers can connect with HaltonParents for a variety of free parenting programs, including health professionals providing quality parenting and health information for those thinking about pregnancy to raising teenagers, to resources available to children with special needs. You can also get information about immunizations needed for school attendance and the recommended immunization schedule in Ontario. Halton Region Public Health also provides a listing of family physicians currently accepting patients.

How do I apply for childcare subsidy in Halton Region?

he Child Care Fee Subsidy programT supports eligible parents/caregivers with the cost of child care for children who are 0-12 years of age. Ukrainian families who are attending school, working, or have a referral for a medical or exceptional circumstance may qualify.

Does Halton Region welcome all immigrants/newcomers in the same way?

Halton Region offers a variety of services and supports to all newcomers. To learn more, please call 311.

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