Senior Immigrant Settlement Services

Senior Immigrant Settlement Services offers a wide range of settlement services for newcomers 55 years of age and over.

For more information, please contact SISS@aosupportservices.ca.

Entry For Seniors - Group Orientations

A settlement orientation for newcomers 55 or older. Participants will learn about living in Manitoba, Canada and topics covering:

  • Canadian laws and culture
  • Health and safety
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Money and banking
  • Housing and community information

English Language Program for Seniors

An opportunity for older adults to:

  • Learn English needed to do everyday tasks such as going to the doctor, shopping, banking
  • Connect with other older adults in their community
  • Learn about programs and services for older adults in Winnipeg

Levels Literacy to CLB 4

Classes are three times per week for two hours per class at two locations in Winnipeg.

To attend the English Language Program for Seniors students must go to WELARC for a language assessment and referral.

English Conversation  Circles For Seniors

An opportunity for older adults to:

  • Practice their English skills
  • Meet other older adults from their community and around the world
  • Learn more about programs and services for older adults in Winnipeg

Settlement Worker

  • Provides information about community programs and services
  • Assists and connects programs and services to older adults
  • Helps with forms and documents
  • Gives opportunities to build companionship with older adults in the community

SISS Volunteer Opportunities:

English Conversation Circle Facilitator
Assists participants in the program to achieve greater fluency and confidence in the English language through conversation in an informal group setting.

For more information, please view the volunteer job description.

To volunteer for this role, apply on our Volunteer page.

English Language Program for Seniors (ELP) Classroom Volunteer
Helps students with classroom activities, including small group work and other learning activities. 

For more information, please view the volunteer job description.

To volunteer for this role, apply on our Volunteer page.

 

Where can I get my questions answered?

Learn more about us, how you can get involved with our programming and how you can contribute.