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Settlement Worker at the Library

Most Tuesdays 12:00-8:00pm & Thursdays 10:00am-5:30pm
5 Tannery Street East, 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.

Manahel Polis is our library settlement worker at Hespeler during the months of July and August 2018.

She speaks Arabic and Assyrian, and is happy to help anyone needing help settling in Canada. Please contact Manahel for an appointment, or drop by Hespeler to talk to her.

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).




Call Manahel at 226.339.9240. You can also email her at manahel.polis [at]

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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