Bradford Immigrant & Community Services

Site: Bradford Immigrant and Community Services

Service: Integration to the Canadian Society Program

Description (Service) A partnership between Bradford Immigrant & Community Services and Catulpa, this program assists and supports newcomer children and their parents with making an effective integration into Canadian society and the school system.  
* provides support to parents and school personnel in order that newcomer children have success in the local elementary and secondary schools, such as for kindergarten registration, parent teacher interviews 
* helps parents new to Canada recognize and understand their role in their child’s education and what to expect when their child enters school, such as car seat/seatbelt laws, immunization, attendance and early warning letters 
* offers children about to enter JK or SK with the opportunity to access a school readiness course during the summer 
Interpretation and Translation services available
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm
Dates Open 47 weeks of the year * closed stat holidays * closed for two weeks in summer, two weeks at Christmas time and over March break
Areas Served Alliston ; Bradford West Gwillimbury
Eligibility Children (up to high school age) and their parents and caretakers. Families new to Canada whose first language is not English.
Application By phone * drop-in
Languages English ; Hungarian - Reception, Interpretation, Publications ; Portuguese - Reception, Interpretation, Publications ; Slovak - Reception, Interpretation, Publications ; Spanish - Reception, Interpretation, Publications ; Translators/Interpretation available upon request
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Bradford
Address & Map
Bradford Immigrant and Community Services(BICS)
11 Holland St E
Bradford, ON L3Z 2B8
Intersection Barrie St and Holland St E
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-775-1498 * 905-775-3343
Toll Free Phone 1-877-803-3227
Primary Contact Isabel Oliveira, Office Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Brigette Saniga, Program Coordinator; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 1564 
Bradford, ON L3Z 2B8

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