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Created in 2018, Compas is the local service that supports Francophone newcomers in their settlement efforts in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It focuses on the development of lasting relationships and social inclusion in French, one of Canada's two official languages.

The activities organized by Compas encourage intercultural exchanges and the creation of close ties between Francophone newcomers and society as a whole. Through its work and involvement, it promotes the development of more stable and lasting relationships and the successful integration of Francophone newcomers.

Ultimately, Compas promotes the retention of immigrants in Newfoundland and Labrador, a province that recognizes the contribution of Francophone immigrants to the community and values the richness of Canada's cultural diversity.

Settlement services offered by COMPAS:

  • Needs assessment and referral - Face-to-face, (by appointment)

-Assessment of the specific needs of Francophone newcomers in minority communities
-Individual meetings with Francophone newcomers
-Referral to public and community services (education, health, recreation, employment, etc.)
-Support services: interpretation and translation into an official language (French or English) associated with the immediate needs of the newcomer.

  • Information and guidance

-Promotion and awareness across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
-Referral to appropriate services and ongoing support
-Presentation sessions on Canada and the Francophonie
-Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation Sessions

  • Community Connections

-Settlement support in schools, libraries, provincial Francophone community associations and other community settings
-Excursion to connect newcomers to community resources and local services (places of worship tour, health centre tour, etc.)
-Coffee meetings for Francophones and Francophiles
-5 to 7 networking
Awareness-raising activities and open days on the Francophonie
Conferences - Conferences
-Multicultural meal
-Multicultural artistic representations
-Multicultural cooking workshops
-Do-it-yourself activities and multicultural tales for children

          95 Bonaventure Avenue, suite 101
          St. John's, NL,
          A1B 4P5 Canada

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