The Welcoming and Settlement Centre

Welcomes you to Kingston and the Thousand Islands region!





The Welcoming and Settlement Centre by ACFOMI helps immigrant newcomers in their settlement process and employment.

The Welcoming and Settlement Centre helps immigrant newcomers to Kingston with a personalized plan that evaluates their needs and guides them through their settlement process. A personalized settlement plan can include other services like language learning or entrepreneurial support with a mentor program.

All the services of the Welcoming and Settlement Centre are available in both official languages of Canada, French and English. The Welcoming and Settlement Centre is financed by Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada. 

Personalized Support for Immigrant Newcomers

To evaluate clients and guide them in their settlement process, a personalized plan is prepared and adapted to each immigrant newcomer.

Settlement Workshops

The workshops offered by ACFOMI help immigrant newcomers gain knowledge about life in Canada. 

The Francophone Services Guide

A guide of services available in French in Kingston. 

Job Market Access

With ACFOMI Employment Services, this program aims to prepare immigrant newcomers to work in Canada, with initiatives to improve job-readiness skills.

The intercultural workshops are intended for employers looking to encourage the cultural awareness and reflection on the skills and experiences that immigrant newcomers acquired abroad.

Professional & Community Mentorship

The Professional & Community Mentorship offers training to professionals established in the community, to train professional and/or community mentors. This will provide opportunities for immigrant newcomers to connect with professional mentors who exist in the community.

Collective Entrepreneurship

As part of the Welcoming & Settlement Centre of Kingston, ACFO Mille-Îles in collaboration with Impact ON,  presents a series of workshops on social and cooperative (co-op) entrepreneurship.

The Collective Entrepreneurship webinar series offers permanent residents training that will allow them to gain the knowledge to eventually create a social enterprise or co-op. This webinar series promotes collective entrepreneurship that allows immigrant newcomers to contribute to society and the local economy.

Thank you to our community partners

Our Mission

ACFOMI strives to welcome, develop, fulfill, and vitalize the French-speaking community in the Thousand Islands region through diversified programming and services.

Our Values

We believe in integrity, collaboration, respect, and trust.

Wheelchair accessible

Baby changing table in the restroom

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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