Community Connections

Starting a new life in Canada can be challenging. The Community Connections Program helps integrate newcomers to Canada and into their new community, while providing them with social supports and mentorship to ease their transition.

We offer a variety of programs to engage and educate newcomers though a variety of informative workshops, mentorships, conversation circles, volunteer opportunities and social activities.

This program also matches newcomers with local volunteer mentors so that they can learn more about their community and local resources, connect with settled Canadians, participate in social events, develop social and professional networks and share their stories and experiences.

The program is available free of cost in Mississauga, Brampton & Oakville

Note: all in-person programming and workshops are temporarily on hold, however we are recruiting volunteers to conduct virtual workshops and one-on-one mentorship sessions.


Through the Apna Health collaboration, Indus Community Services and Punjabi Community Health Services, have partnered together to release a specialized report on International Students – Invited & Forgotten: International Students in Crisis. Read here: https://www.induscs.ca/international-students-task-force/