Services | January 17, 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.
Sunanda Sachdev is a settlement worker, and she works at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-5:00pm. Sunanda speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Dutch, and is happy to help anyone needing help settling in Canada. Please contact Sunanda for an appointment, or drop by Queen's Square Wednesdays or Thursdays to talk to her. Phone: 519.621.1621 ext 271 or 226.339.2914. Email sunanda.sachdev [at] ckw.ymca.ca
Manahel Polis is a settlement worker and she works Tuesdays from 12:00-8:00pm and Thursdays from 10:00-5:30pm. Manahel will be working at Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill up until June 30, 2018. During July and August, she will work out of the Idea Exchange, Hespeler location. She’ll return to Clemens Mill on September 4, 2018 when that location re-opens to the public. 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 to talk to her. Phone: 226.339.9240. Email manahel.polis [at] ckw.ymca.ca
Please contact the Cambridge office of the YMCA's Immigrant Services Program at 519.621.1621 for help at any time.
Sunanda's and 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).