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About this program

Are you new in Canada? Dealing with health issues, poverty, a lack of English, or feel isolated? We can help.

MOSAIC Settlement & Integration Services help a variety of new immigrants to Canada, but for those who need more help, we offer our Moving Ahead Programs. Our Moving Ahead FreeRunning program is for youth, age 16-28. We want to help you be successful in your new life in Canada.

Moving Ahead services

Moving Ahead clients will be paired with a Case Manager who will provide services at the office, in the community and in client homes.

Moving Ahead programs include:

  • One-on-one case management support
  • Information orientation workshops about Canada
  • Assistance to access various community services and resources
  • Group conversation circles to meet people & practice English
  • Life skills classes (daily English use, basic computer training, social skills, labour market information and job search skills)
  • Newcomers’ Group to connect to other people
  • Community participation opportunities e.g. volunteering and community events

Each activity is tailored specifically to the higher needs of these clients. Most clients participate in the program for about one year.

Who Uses Moving Ahead FreeRunning?

Some clients need more dedicated and intensive case management. Many struggled before coming to Canada, and face more challenges here, on their own or in their families. Youth age 16-28 may be struggling with extra family problems, the stress of trying to enter the workforce, seeking job skills training or further education.

If you are dealing with any of the following, our Moving Ahead program offers services and support on dealing with hardships, gaining life skills, accessing community support and learning about Canadian culture.

Moving Ahead FreeRunning is ideal for newcomer youth facing settlement difficulties such as:

  • In need of support to be job ready e.g. learning labour market, knowledge and skills of job search
  • Literacy challenges
  • In need of orientation for further education or skills training
  • Mal-adjustment in a new culture
  • Need to learn Canadian culture and social norms
  • Isolation or lack of social support
  • Lack of life skills (leadership, social, communication and basic computer skills)

If you are over 28 years old, please see our Moving Ahead program.

Moving Ahead services at MOSAIC are made available in part thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.