New Beginnings

Virtual information sessions to help you settle into your new life in Ottawa.

The Y Newcomer Information Centre is pleased to offer a free series of webinars for newcomers settling in the Ottawa area. Webinars include how-to guides on employment, housing, schooling, parenting, community awareness and so much more!

Fall 2022 Webinar Schedule

  • September 9: YMCA-YWCA Services in Ottawa
  • September 16: Starting Your Life in Ottawa
  • September 23: Finding Your First Job/Canadian Workplace Culture
  • September 30: Trades in Ontario
  • October 7: Your Pets in Ottawa
  • October 14: Your Health in Ottawa
  • October 21: Indigenous History
  • October 28: City of Ottawa Bylaws
  • November 4: Your Mental Health in Ottawa
  • November 25: Your Finances in Ottawa
  • December 2: Your Housing in Ottawa

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New Beginnings: On-Demand

  • Your Community in Ottawa: Canadian culture, and recreational and support services available in the community
  • Your Home in Ottawa: Searching for properties, by-laws, and being a good neighbour
  • Your Family in Ottawa: Rights, responsibilities, safety, and the role of police
  • Your Job in Ottawa: Finding your first job and work place culture
  • Your Schooling in Ottawa: School and the bus system
  • Your Health in Ottawa: Health cards and the Ontario health care system
  • Your Commute in Ottawa: Public transportation and driving
  • Your Finances in Ottawa: Practical guidelines on money matters and financial literacy

Each webinar is available for on-demand viewing.

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