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 2021 Webinar Schedule

  • August 6: History of Indigenous Peoples, an introduction
  • August 13: Your Schooling in Ottawa
  • August 20: Your Community in Ottawa
  • August 27: Your Housing in Ottawa 
  • September 3: Your Community in Ottawa II 
  • September 10: City of Ottawa Bylaws
  • September 17: Your Health in Ottawa 
  • September 24: Your Health in Ottawa II 
  • October 1: Canadian Workplace Culture
  • October 8: Finding Your First Job
  • October 15: Your Commute in Ottawa
  • October 22: Your Finances in Ottawa
  • October 29: Your Child in Ottawa
  • November 5: Your Youth in Ottawa
  • November 12: YMCA-YWCA Services in Ottawa
  • November 19: Buying Your First House in Ottawa 
  • November 26: Your Rights and Responsibilities

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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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