Programs

For a brief overview of how our programs work together to create a holistic settlement support system, check out our Programs Path Diagram.

For more information on specific programs, click on the appropriate link on the left.

To volunteer in one of our programs, check out the Volunteer Program page.

Many of our programs are open to newcomers living in the community, including Government Assisted Refugees, Privately Sponsored Refugees, Refugee Claimants, and Immigrants. Here is a list of how to access each of our programs:

Newcomer Literacy Initiative (English Classes): All students in our NLI program are referred through WELARC. IRCOM cannot accept applications from other sources.

Child Care Program: IRCOM’s Child Care Program is available to participants in IRCOM programming or workshops. To find out if Child Care is available in your program, talk to the staff leading the program.

After School Program: After School Program is open to all children ages 6-12 and youth under 19, or under 21 if still in school. You don’t have to live at IRCOM for your children to attend program. To register your children, contact ASP Managers Debbie or Marko at 204-943-8765 ex 251 or come to one of our two buildings at 95 Ellen St. or 215 Isabel St. If you are coming to the building, the afternoon is best.

Asset Building Program (Financial Literacy Services): There are very specific criteria for participating in an Asset Building Program, and registration happens only at the beginning of each new session. However, you do not have to live at IRCOM to access the program. For more information on how and when to register, click on the tab to the left.

Community Resource Program (Settlement Services): Our drop-in office hours are open to any newcomer who comes in. If we can’t help you, we will send you to someone who can. Office hours take place at both 95 Ellen St and 215 Isabel St. Although many of our additional programs and workshops are for tenants of IRCOM only, sometimes we allow advance registration for other newcomers in the neighbourhood to attend. You can register by talking to a CRP staff.

Greening Program: As our balcony and garden plot spaces are limited, they are available to tenants only. Tenants who want to participate can talk to Talatu.

Newcomer Driver’s Education: There are very specific criteria for participating in the Newcomer Driver’s Education Program, and registration happens only at the beginning of each new session. However, you do not have to live at IRCOM to access the program. For more information on how and when to register, click on the tab to the left.

Volunteer Program: Anyone ages 15 and up can apply to volunteer at IRCOM. We have a variety of positions available. For more information, click on the tab to the left. To apply for a volunteer position, fill out our online application form, also available on the menu to the left.