We are here to care for you and support you in a very practical way. Check out our Career Mentorship Program, English Conversation programs, Feeding Frenzi and Mental Health Resources. Reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about your needs!
Career Mentorship Program
International Student Sign Up
You have expressed that finding a job here in Canada is one of the biggest needs international students have right now! We created this program to hopefully help you thrive in the Canadian job hunt and workplace.
This program pairs you with a working professional from your industry to run through three sessions, 1 to 1.5 hours each, of content about the Canadian workplace and your industry. Ask your questions directly to someone who has experience working in your field!
We have limited spots for international students and your pairing with a suitable mentor is not guaranteed as it depends if we are able to find a mentor in your area of study
Mentor a Student
Mentor Sign Up
Please join us for the W.I.S. Career Mentorship Program this Fall!
Sessions are only 1 – 1.5 hours, and are centered around conversations about Canadian workplace culture, including:
Canadian communication culture
Culture in the workplace
Industry overview and Canadian hiring culture
International students can meet you in person (per COVID-19 protocols) or online, and mentors are encouraged to continue their connection with the student after the program closes.
This is a great way to support our community, learn about other cultures, and build rich relationships
Questions? Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the ‘contact us‘ button at the top of the page.
English Conversation Circles
Improve your English through conversations. This is a great way to get to know people and an opportunity for those who are looking to improve their English. During these COVID times, they are being done online via Zoom.
Friday 1-3pm: All students (with breakout rooms for different levels)
FOCUS English Conversation Club
Mondays, 9:30-10:30 am
Each week a different topic is discussed addressing issues such as food, weather, the health care system in Canada, Canada’s history, geography, education system, etc.
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 am
Thursdays, 7-8 pm
FREE Online Adult English Conversation Classes offered through the partnership of WMB Church, The City of Kitchener, and the Victoria Hills and Cherry Park Neighbourhood Associations.
H.E.L.P. Conversation Classes
The Heritage English Language Program offers FREE online classes in a friendly, guided conversation circle led by Dr. Linda Reed and Heritage College Students.
Get a hearty home-cooked meal each Thursday evening in the gym of Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly during the fall and winter semester.
Currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Mental Health Resources
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis right now, there are several resources here to assist you. We provide this information as a support to you; we are not affiliated with any of these services.
Call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247) or
Free and available 24/7
If you have any other needs that you would like to talk with us about, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you. We are here for you!