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Free virtual tax clinics!

CompasstoConnect.ca
An IRCC funded website that connects newcomers with service providers across Peel and Halton


Virtual tax clinics are available to you for free!

Requests are subject to eligibility based on your household income:
Single - Up to $35 000
Couple - Up to $45 000
One adult with one child - Up to $47 500
Each additional child - $2 500

Please be prepared to provide required documentation. Some examples of documentation may include:
Charitable donations
Childcare expenses
Disability tax credit
Foreign pension
Medical expenses
Property tax
RRSP
Tuition and education
Rent (Receipt or letter from landlord)

If you are interested in taking advantage of this free service, please submit your requests for Finance and Tax to any of the following service providers to receive free assistance on filing your taxes:

Catholic Crosscultural Services (Brampton) - Available until August 2020
164 Queen Street E Suite 306
Brampton, ON
L6V 1B4

Catholic Crosscultural Services (Mississauga) - Available until August 2020
3660 Hurontario Street, 7th Floor
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C4

Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre - Available until July 31st, 2020
3650 Dixie Road Suite 103
Misssissauga, ON
L47 3V9
Access over 60 more services at www.CompasstoConnect.ca
Compass to Connect is funded by IRCC to help you find services easily and connect with service providers from anywhere. You can find services provided in over 40 different languages.

 
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New services available for you!

CompasstoConnect.ca
An IRCC funded website that connects newcomers with service providers across Peel and Halton

As newcomer students, your entire family can enjoy class activities to improve your English skills and learn other useful information.

Mentoring Program for Internationally Educated Professionals
New immigrants can receive mentoring from a working professional in their field of expertise.

Milestones to Employment (for Visible Minority Women)
Little or no previous work experience needed! Opportunities in the high-demand Commercial Cleaning and Institutional Food Service industries.

Referrals for Women's Programs
Including community based counselling and support services for women and dependents who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Tax Clinics (ends July 31st)
Learn about Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements and information on documents required to file your tax claim.
Access 60 more services at www.CompasstoConnect.ca
Compass to Connect is funded by IRCC to help you find services easily and connect with service providers from anywhere. You can find services provided in over 40 different languages.

 
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Reach government funded employment services from home!

Join CompasstoConnect.ca – An IRCC funded website that connects newcomers with service providers across Peel and Halton.


Compass to Connect is funded by IRCC to help you find services easily and connect with service providers from anywhere. You can find services in your preferred language of service in your community. Get the help you need with finding a new job online now!

Access over 15 employment related services including:
  • Career Pathways for Women
  • Computer Training
  • Connect with mentors in your profession
  • Digital Health Careers
  • Food Handlers Training
  • International Medical Graduates Group
  • Interview Techniques
  • Job search skills and workshops
  • Labour market access
  • Language training for professionals with co-op
  • Professional networking
  • Referrals to bridging programs
  • Resume preparation
  • Rural employment opportunities
  • Workplace etiquette

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Virtual Services Available at Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre!

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre is offering virtual services to clients while their office is closed.

Virtual services include:
  • Information on Life in Canada and Ontario
  • Applying for Child Benefits, EI, CERB, birth certificates, name changes
  • Find a physician, apply for a Health Card, Driver's License
  • Rights and responsibilities referrals to work, legal and pension clinic
  • Assistance in reviewing Canadian Citizenship/PR card/immigration forms
  • Referrals to other service providers and government agencies
  • Victims of Abuse and transition support referrals
  • Specialized services for youth and clients with disabilities or speical needs
  • Referrals to Employment, English Classes (LINC), Citizenship classes 
For more information, please see the flyer below.

Access these services now, by visiting Compass to Connect and submitting a request to Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre!



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Understanding COVID-19 As the world continues to change and adapt



Understanding COVID-19

As the world continues to change and adapt to new norms during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to stay informed in order to continue to keep yourself, your family, and our communities safe.  We have a list of resources available to help you stay educated on the COVID-19 situations here within the Peel and Halton Regions, as well as the province of Ontario, and Canada as a whole.

Regional Updates



Provincial Updates

Ontario COVID-19 Page
English | Français

National Updates

Canada COVID-19 Page
English | Français

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
English | Français


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Don't let COVID-19 stop you from accessing newcomer services

Don't let COVID-19 stop you from
accessing newcomer services

Join CompasstoConnect.ca the government funded website
which connects newcomers to service providers

Compass to Connect is an IRCC funded website ensuring newcomers find the services they need with service providers across Peel and Halton.
Eligible IRCC Clients: Permanent Residents of Canada, Protected Persons, Individuals pending verification, Convention refugees and Live-in Caregivers

Stay at Home: The current COVID-19 pandemic has put us all in a situation where we are being asked to stay at home as much as possible. Compass to Connect is here to let you connect with service providers and access the services you need without leaving your home.
Practice social distancing:
  • Access FREE newcomers and settlement services from home
  • Connect with service providers through CompasstoConnect.ca
  • Use the secure platform to send your information to service providers

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Compass to Connect: A New Online Platform for Newcomers Settling in Canada

The idea of moving comes with a lot of challenges. Whether you are moving to a new home within the same city, or to another town or city, there is no situation where you will be guaranteed a stress free transitional period. All of that grows even more when you move to a whole other country.

We spoke with someone who has experienced these struggles first hand, and this is what they had to say:
"I was around 11 when my family moved to Canada, young enough to not be too affected by having my life picked up and brought across the world. Yet at the same time, I was also old enough to understand the struggles and challenges that my family faced coming into this country. This included my parents not finding good jobs in the beginning, and us trying to find a decent place to live for our first few years here.

We were just lucky enough because we had some family already living in Canada to help guide us through the earlier steps of settling. However, I also remind myself that not everyone has that luxury.

Years later, after many encounters with different people who have all experienced their own versions of what it was like to move to Canada, I find myself wondering how people navigate their way through the process. Many of these newcomers are coming into Canada without a single idea on how to settle into their new lives in their new home."
People are not blind to these issues. They know that the struggles are alive and well. That is why new projects are here to help guide newcomers through their journey. I am lucky enough to be a part of a team dedicated to helping newcomers navigate their way into their new Canadian lives. Our project? It is called Compass to Connect.