The Community Connections program is a "befriending" program. The goal of the program is to create friendship matches between immigrants and their families and volunteers from the local community. The program helps immigrants adjust to a new life by matching them with trained volunteers from the community. Matches are made based upon gender, age and common interests. The match is expected to meet at once a month.
Volunteers have the opportunity to welcome and assist an immigrant in their settling process, form a rewarding friendship, pursue a career in their field, gain a better understanding of Canada's evolving multiculturalism and learn about other countries, cultures, and languages.
Activities may include:
If you are interested in being a volunteer with the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon, you can download a copy of the Volunteer Application Form. Drop it off at our office at 4141D 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon.