Link to Accessible Catalogue
 

Settlement Services

At the Library

Library Settlement Workers are available at 2 libraries in London. LSP workers speak a variety of languages, and they can help newcomers find information and assistance in London. 

You can get information about:

  • careers, employment and volunteer opportunities such as Job Connect, WIL, Goodwill Career Centre, Pillar, Access Centre
  • language learning and assessment such as ESL classes, LINC classes, conversation circles, TOEFL preparation, ESL book clubs
  • library materials in many languages
  • basic computer classes
  • public library computers
  • income tax clinics
  • housing
  • schools and education, including government programs and continuing education
  • health care, including doctors, walk-in medical clinics and dentists
  • legal issues, including lawyers, legal aid, Neighbourhood Legal Services
  • immigration issues, including family sponsorships, reunification, applying for permanent residency

Beacock Branch Library – LSP program

Tues. - Thur., 9 am - 8 pm
Fri. 9am - 5 pm
Sat. 9 am - 5 pm
1280 Huron St., London

Jalna Branch Library – LSP program

Tues. - Thur. 9 am – 6 pm
Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am –5 pm
1119 Jalna Blvd., London

In the Community

Welcome to London
This website points you to information about getting settled, living, working, learning and government services in London and Middlesex County.

South London Neighbourhood Resource Center (SLNRC)
Offers settlement and adaption programs as well as job search workshops for new immigrants.

London Cross Cultural Learner Centre
The Centre offers settlement counselling to new immigrants as well as employment counselling, social support, advocacy and assistance in accessing local medical, educational and social services, job search workshops, resettlement assistance and a volunteer matching program called the Host Program. Free English language classes are available to immigrants and refugees through the LINC program.

Ethnocultural Organizations in London
Find an up-to-date listing on Information London's website.

LUSO
LUSO offers programs specifically for immigrants, newcomers and refugees including Settlement services and an Employment support program.

Association canadienne-francaise de l'Ontario London -Sarnia (ACFO)
Settlement services for French-speaking newcomers.

College Boreal
Collège Boréal offers orientation services to new immigrants, as well as information sessions and referrals to community partners. We offer assistance with administrative tasks and access to interpretation services. Other services offered to new immigrants include, but are not limited to, English as a second language courses (LINC program), Employment services and Academic Career Entrance (ACE) programs. All services are free of charge and offered in a French environment.

French Community Centre (CCRL London)
We proactively contact newcomer parents and students to assist them with their settlement needs in schools.
We refer the families to more specialized community resources as needed.
We provide group information sessions for newcomer youth and parents, often in partnership with school staff.
We provide orientation about the settlement needs of newcomers for school staff.
Our team members are fluent in French and English as well as the following languages: Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kikongo, Lingala, Portugese, Swahili and Tshiluba.

Online Resources

Welcome to London & Middlesex: A Guide to Settlement Services

This brochure contains information about available settlement resources in London and Middlesex County. It is available in 8 languages.

Recommended Websites

In My Language
An online multilingual resource of settlement related documents for newcomers to Ontario. Find resources about housing, work, health, education and legal matters in many languages.

Settlement.org
Information and resources for immigrants to Ontario. Topics include recreation, employment, health, ESL and social services. There is a useful "Ontario by Region" section, helping you to find out more about a specific area or city.