Mobilized, Engaged, Involved

IS-GW helps new immigrants connect with community organizations in Guelph and Wellington through the Mobilized Engaged Involved (MEI) program.

MEI services are designed to create mutual understanding between newcomers, Guelph-Wellington organizations and communities; promote voluntarism and create opportunities for new immigrants of all ages to volunteer at IS-GW or in the community; build social networks and communication skills; and learn about Canadian workplace culture.

We can help ISGW clients find a volunteer position to:
- get Canadian work experience
- practise your English
- get Canadian references
- meet Canadians and make friends
- build a network of contacts
- develop new skills

NEW! Family Mentoring Program

The MEI program now provides families with the opportunity to build and develop skills for and knowledge about life in Canada through a family mentoring program. The goal of the program is to connect newcomer immigrant families with long term Canadian or settled immigrant families to facilitate belongingness and a sense of inclusion through friendship and guidance. 

Matched families will meet for 2 hours, once a week for 12 weeks. The schedule is flexible and based on your family's availability.

There are numerous possibilities for families to explore:
- discuss and tour major points of interest in the city
- participate in community life or events
- discuss daily living and the possible challenges families face
- go to a movie, play soccer or hockey together

We are currently looking for long-term Canadian or settled, immigrant families to participate in this program.


To learn more call Kirsten at 519-836-2222, ext. 238 or email


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