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Settlement Workers



Services, Services for Newcomers

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  • Marcela Rodriguez, Settlement Worker at Queen's Square
    Marcela Rodriguez, Settlement Worker at Queen's Square

Services | October 7, 2020

As a primary settlement agency in Cambridge, YMCA Immigrant Services acts as a “first stop” for newcomers.  Through the YMCA Library Settlement Partnership (LSP), our Settlement Workers are located within the libraries to continue to support newcomer and immigrant needs.  Our Settlement Workers can provide support with citizenship, housing, education, English language assessments, connecting with community resources and much more.  Through our collaboration with Idea Exchange, together we are working to foster a smooth transition into the Cambridge Community.

Contact Information:

  • YMCA LSP Staff continue to work remotely, by phone, email, zoom and other technologies.
  • To connect with an LSP Settlement Worker email us at: marcela.rodriguez [at], (Spanish),  thana.khatib [at] (Arabic)
  • Phone Number: (519) 579-9622 ext. 6221

Visit their website or social media at Facebook and Twitter for more information.

LSP services include one-on-one settlement information and referral, group information sessions, and community outreach. Newcomer settlement workers are working out of 49 public library branches in communities with high newcomer populations providing service in a variety of languages based on community needs.

The Library Settlement Partnership program is a partnership of Idea Exchange, the YMCA’s Immigrant Services Program, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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