Planning for the Welcoming Francophone Communities (WFC) pilot project began in 2018. Since then, 14 Francophone communities across the country have set up projects to help French-speaking newcomers build a life for themselves here in Canada. Hawkesbury is one of three towns in Ontario selected by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for this wonderful adventure.
Language isn’t only a powerful way for humans to make contact, it’s also part of our identity and culture. Whether they’re moving to another country, travelling overseas or for work-related reasons, many people open up to other cultures by learning new languages. In fact, according to an article from the University of Ottawa, being a polyglot would promote “memory, mental well-being and the ability to multitask.”
Are you thinking of moving to Hawkesbury, but winter conditions are making you hesitate? Or maybe you’re new here and want to learn more about winter. If so, this article is for you!
While the arts and cultural scene in Hawkesbury may be more modest compared to major cities like Ottawa, Montreal, or Toronto, there is still a plethora of interesting artistic and cultural activities in our town and its surroundings. If you’re interested in this topic, here are some possibilities available to you.
It can be a challenging experience to settle in a new town without any familiar faces or landmarks. That’s reason enough to go meet new people! You can meet people at work, in stores, in parks, in restaurants, on walks and so on.
You’re now living in Ontario! But are you finding it hard to keep on top of all the things you have to do? We’ve got your back! Here’s a little checklist to help you out. It covers the essentials for anyone moving to Ontario. Whether you’re coming from another part of Canada or another country, we hope this checklist will help you settle in and not forget anything.
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