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Bradford Immigrant & Community Services. Bradford Immigrant and Community Services
Provides culturally sensitive information and referral on social, legal, health, and government issues to newcomers to Canada and to the communities of South Simcoe/York Region North area.
(formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
Commissioner of Oaths
Available by appointment for documents that require a Commissioner's Seal or to certify documents as true original copies.
English Language Training Classes
Available to individuals 18 years or older, transportation and free child care are available.
Integration to the Canadian Society program
Assists and supports newcomer parents and their children with successful integration into Canadian society and the Canadian school system * support and advocacy for newcomer parents providing interpretation and translation when required, education and awareness of school expectations.
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
This program offers free Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes to persons who are 18 years of age or older who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees or have 'approval in principal' to remain in Canada * you are not eligible for these classes if you are a Canadian citizen, Refugee Claimant, or a Temporary Resident (such as foreign student, foreign worker or visitor) * language assessment test must be taken before starting classes, done by appointment only, held at the BWG Library or at any CLARS Assessment Centres available in other areas
Classes from September-June - full time classes run Monday to Friday from 9 am-2:30 pm, part-time classes run Monday to Thursday from 9 am-1 pm * transportation assistance and care for newcomer children is available
Call * self-referral * continuous intake for language programs
English; French - Reception, Interpretation, Publications; Spanish - Reception, Interpretation, Publications; Portuguese - Reception, Interpretation, Publications; Slovak - Reception, Interpretation, Publications
Hungarian - Reception, Interpretation, Publications
Other languages/interpretors available upon request * publications are available in many languages
LINC classes FREE * Fee for service applicable for other services other than LINC