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Settlement Worker at the Library

Most Thursdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Clemens Mill
50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge, ON
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Immigrant settlement workers assist newcomers with their settlement needs. They can 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 more.

9:30am -12:30pm
Drop in to talk to Manahel Polis. She speaks Arabic and Assyrian. Please contact Manahel for an appointment at 226.339.9240 or manahel.polis [at]

Drop in to talk to Marcela. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Please contact Marcela for an appointment at 226-339-2914 or marcela.rodriguez [at]


Manahel and Marcela'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).




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

Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker

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