Our provincial YMCA YREACH Program provides information, orientation, and settlement /integration support to Immigrants, Refugees, and their families of all ages who are new to rural Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island
YREACH staff work within rural communities and local partners to raise awareness, advocate, educate and help build the capacity of Nova Scotian’s to be welcoming and inclusive.
The YREACH Staff help support clients with independence, education, housing, employment services and support with social engagement. Our Staff also helps support newcomers with navigating and integrating into different aspects of their settlement to Nova Scotia.
Our program includes:
In -person Individual settlement services, Group Settlement Support to build social networks, On-site School Settlement, Community Collaborations, Referrals, English as an additional language instruction, Employer support with the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project (AIPP), Awareness Raising Presentations related to cultural diversity and immigration barriers and challenges.
If you’re interested in further information about our services please contact us below.
Cape Breton locations are….
Immigrant Settlement – Sydney
Rob Martin
Direct: (902)217-0565
Immigrant Settlement – Port Hawkesbury
Trina Samson
Direct: (902)631-2563
English Language Services
Susan Burchell – Sydney
Pam Marchand – Port Hawkesbury