Adapted to online only due to COVID19.
The Family Partnership Program is a social integration and support program where newcomer refugees are partnered with an established local family, community group or two individuals for one year. Partnering groups act as a circle of support providing mentorship, social, and practical guidance for government-assisted refugees.
A weekly commitment is typically 2-3 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 the family’s size, neighbourhood, age, and interests.