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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

Questions? Please contact us via email: [email protected] or use the ‘contact us‘ button at the top of the page.

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: [email protected] 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.

Learn English,
Make Friends

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.

Feeding Frenzi

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.

Feeding Frenzi
If you are in immediate danger, please call

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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.

Access mental health support from the University of Waterloo.
Access mental health support from Laurier University.
Access mental health support from Conestoga College.
Addictions, Mental Health & Crisis Services Waterloo-Wellington​

Call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247) or
TTY 1-877-688-5501
Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder.

Free and available 24/7
Call 1-866-863-0511 or
TTY 1-866-863-7868

Other Help

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!

Please let us know what activity or event you are interested in, and whether you would like to be on our contact list
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