When a family arrives, there are many unknowns on how to best support their integration. These organizations offer comprehensive resources and knowledge with how to best support newcomers. Cultural sensitivity training, family programs, and language services are just a few of what is provided. We encourage you to utilize their programs.

Cowichan /

Cowichan Intercultural Society - Immigrant Welcome Centre of Cowichan
For over 35 years, the Cowichan Intercultural Society has provided settlement support services in all key areas including housing, employment, health and english language learning. Their staff offers extensive knowledge in working with provincial and federal mandates as well as providing support in adjusting to a new culture.


Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS)
Serving the beautiful area of Nanaimo, this organization offers community support and integration for newcomers. Offering a wide variety of employment readiness, English language courses, and community events.

Courtenay / Campbell River

Immigrant Welcome Centre (IWC)
Offering professional services to newcomers and immigrants, the IWC services the upper northern parts of island from Comox Valley to Campbell River. They offer experience in helping newcomers make the island their home and guide them through the integration process. A wide variety of services are provided.