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  • Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker at Clemens Mill/Queen's Square
    Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker at Clemens Mill/Queen's Square

Services | September 12, 2018

Immigrant settlement workers help newcomers learn about our culture, find places to learn English, get health care, find a job, find housing, learn about our schools, apply for identification and much more.

Manahel Polis is a settlement worker, and she works at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square most Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-5:30pm. Every second Wednesday, starting September 12, 2018, she works a shortened day at Queen's Square from 12:30pm-5:30pm. Manahel speaks Arabic and Assyrian, and is happy to help anyone needing help settling in Canada. Please contact Manahel for an appointment, or drop by Queen's Square Mondays or Wednesdays to talk to her. Phone: 226.339.9240. Email manahel.polis [at]

Manahel will also be working at Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill most Tuesdays from 12:00-8:00pm and Thursdays from 10:00-5:30pm.

Please contact the Cambridge office of the  YMCA's Immigrant Services Program at 519.621.1621 for help at any time.

Manahel's presence at Idea Exchange is courtesy of the Library Settlement Partnerships program (LSP).

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.

In Cambridge, 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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