Information and Orientation

We offer group, family, and one-on-one information & Orientation sessions (I&Os) to equip newcomers with relevant information to settle in Canada and make informed decisions in their life in this country. These sessions are broken down into individual topics, usually featuring specialists in the respective fields, to increase the participants’ detailed knowledge of one subject per session.

Some examples of the I&Os include Fire prevention, filing income taxes, Winter in New Brunswick, housing in Canada, healthcare system, pharmacies, oral hygiene, community programs in Saint John, purchasing a house in New Brunswick, cultures around various observances, banking in Canada, Credit Scores and building savings, and so much more.

Our I&Os are free to attend and are open to everyone irrespective of their current immigration status.

Upcoming I&Os

Check out a couple of our past Information and Orientation Session recordings here.



Canada School

Canada School is a crash course on Canadian society and culture for newcomers settling in Saint John. This program is designed to help ease the burden of adjusting to a new life by offering timely information pertaining to all aspects of the settlement process.

Participants will gain essential and valuable information regarding:

  • Canadian law, culture, systems, and history
  • Community services and programs in Saint John
  • Accessing resources nationally, provincially and at the municipal level
  • Connecting and interacting with local service providers and community members of good standing

Program Structure

There are 10 modules in Canada School. Each module covers essential topics relevant to settling and living in Saint John. The program typically runs for four weeks held online or in-person, depending on the needs of the class. Interpreted classes are also available for those with little to no English; these classes are scheduled based on client demand and interpreter availability.

Upcoming Canada School Batches

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For more information, contact

Rhonda Downey

Joshua Lindsey