The Family Partnership Program is a social integration and support program where newcomer refugees are partnered with a local family, community group or individual for one year. Partnering groups act as a circle of support providing mentorship, social and practical resettlement assistance for government assisted refugees.
Weekly commitment is typically 1-4 hours, and may involve sharing meals, participating in social and community events, practicing English together and other activities based on participant and volunteer’s interests and needs. Reception House makes every effort to match families that are compatible by taking in factors like family size, age, language and interests. Every Family Partnership volunteer must undergo intake, an orientation, police check and check-ins to ensure the success of the program.