Category: Programs

support for refugees with high heath needs

Cultural Health Navigators bridge gaps at the doctor’s office, and beyond

GGP’s Cultural Health Navigators program assist refugees in accessing the health services they need. Hear from two CHNs about their roles.
medical student community placement

GGP helps future medical professionals build awareness around newcomer health

One way that GGP promotes inclusion in the community is by working with future physicians and pharmacists, social workers, and educators.
English class and teacher meet on Zoom

“Inspiring and humbling”: Three GGP teachers share about transitioning to online language learning

Hear from three GGP English teachers–Gail, Rachel, and Fred–below about their successes and challenges moving classes online.
Muhammad GGP English Language Centre

Digital orientation is a popular new GGP offering

When a client registers for an English class at the Global Gathering Place, staff take them through an onboarding process to learn about their class, the Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA)
Care for Newcomer Children Program Online

Care for Newcomer Children program provides virtual support to families during COVID-19

The Care for Newcomer Children program provides on-site childminding at the Global Gathering Place (GGP) while parent(s) attend English classes or other programs. When we shut our doors in response
Mentoring connections during COVID

The Power of Mentoring: Connecting through Weekly Phone Calls During COVID-19

30 volunteers are helping clients practise English and get social interaction during COVID-19 through weekly mentoring calls. We hear from 3 pairs in this story.
newcomer youth learn computer coding

Newcomer youth build valuable skills in computer coding course

In partnership with Cyberlaunch Academy, GGP recently offered a multi-week Youth Computer Coding course for 10 to 14 year-olds from newcomer families. This program makes building valuable tech skills more
Global Gathering Place Cultural Health Navigators

Promoting better refugee health outcomes with the Cultural Health Navigator program

We recently launched the Cultural Health Navigator program to help address the difficulties experienced by new refugees in accessing healthcare. Trained Navigators provide cultural mediation and interpretation, speaking languages including