A Newcomer’s Introduction to Consumer Protection


This guide that was created by Consumer Protection Ontario includes information that newcomers to Ontario should know when buying goods and services. The guide provides valuable information about the rights of consumers and presents tips on protecting yourself from scams and frauds. It gives many examples of questions you can ask to help you become a smart consumer. The guide, A Newcomer’s Introduction to Consumer Protection can be found on the Settlement.org website.

ASEY “Happy Ones” Day


Saturday January 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm Georgian College in Owen Sound is hosting a FREE refugee showcase event. “ASEY” Day will be a fun day for local families to learn about the cultures, customs and experiences of newcomers to Canada. There will be foods from Eritrea, Ethiopia & Iraq and informational activities for everyone to enjoy. Community members that came to Canada as refugees years ago will be telling about their experiences as newcomers. Information about English as second language programming in the area will be available. For more information about the event contact Andy Foster 226-668-8054 or email ajmyland@gmail.com


ESL Corner


ESL students can access free online language learning exercises by linking into ESL Corner on Settlement .org.  ESL Corner is a learning tool helpful for improving English language skills and learning about life in Canada. ESL Corner offers valuable language, reading and listening lessons on a variety of topics including daily life, Canadian citizenship and culture and employment and education. There is a self-check feature that is useful for practicing.