A Review on 2021

Throughout the year 2021, we were still suffering from COVID-19 restrictions and limitations.
The pandemic has taken its toll on all of us and more than half of us are feeling anxious or stressed by what is happening these days or having a hard time maintaining work-life balance.

Our main goal at PAND Settlement Services is to bridge the gap between Immigration and Employment by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate pre-arrival and post-arrival mentorship, settlement, training and

Our main goal at PAND Settlement Services is to bridge the gap between Immigration and Employment by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate pre-arrival and post-arrival mentorship, settlement, training and support services and programs to newcomers to facilitate their successful adaptation and integration processes in their new life in Ottawa as well as supporting Iranian and Farsi-Speaking community in Ottawa.

support services and programs to newcomers to facilitate their successful adaptation and integration processes in their new life in Ottawa as well as supporting Iranian and Farsi-Speaking community in Ottawa.

We had a path forward, it was impressive how we continue to stay together, support each other, and deliver great results, despite the difficult circumstances in 2021.

We continued offering our settlement services virtually and running many online informational and educational seminars throughout the year to pave the employment road for our clients and get them ready to land the job and blend in workplace and society as smoothly as possible.

Last year we successfully ran COVID-19 community vaccination clinics with more than 1300 people got their 1st and 2nd dose.

In these last days of the year, the upsurge of the COVID-19

Last year we successfully ran COVID-19 community vaccination clinics with more than 1300 people got their 1st and 2nd dose.

In these last days of the year, the upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dominance of its variant Omicron, once again require us to increase our determination and resilience to tackle their impacts on populations.

Therefore, once again in partnership with local pharmacies, we are running COVID-19 booster shot clinics in various locations across Ottawa to provide easier access to vaccines for people with more than 810 people registered so far.

pandemic and the dominance of its variant Omicron, once again require us to increase our determination and resilience to tackle their impacts on populations.

Therefore, once again in partnership with local pharmacies, we are running COVID-19 booster shot clinics in various locations across Ottawa to provide easier access to vaccines for people with more than 700 people registered so far.

We will continue to work with you and our partners across the province to see the response to this health crisis by the needs of diverse communities. Together, we will continue to protect our homes, our livelihoods, and our communities.

We will continue to work with you and our partners across the province to see the response to this health crisis by the needs of diverse communities. Together, we will continue to protect our homes, our livelihoods, and our communities.

Our Pre-Arrival Services are meant to guide, provide with reliable and trusted information, assist, and prepare those who are about to immigrate to Canada so that they become familiar with potential challenges and learn how prospective immigrants can minimize risks and have a faster, more efficient economic and social integration to their new life in Ottawa.

The Post-Arrival services are tailored to support newcomers with their essential and initial needs upon arrival. These services create a one-stop shop that offers a range of free and confidential services designed to promote positive engagement for smooth community integration, provide information and practical assistance for quick settlement in Ottawa, and help newcomers get prepared to find a suitable job.

Some of these services are including but not limited to:
  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Temporary accommodations and housing assistance
  • Support during quarantine (Grocery and Pharmacy shopping)
  • Orientation about life, culture, education, employment, health, and other related topics
  • Help with immigration documents and processes as well as Canadian identification
  • Social insurance and health care registration
  • Opening a bank account
  • Interpretation and translation services
  • Job Readiness Program (Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job Search, optimizing LinkedIn profile, Interview Skills
  • Referrals and support to access other services from other settlement organizations
  • Language instruction to improve fluency in English or French
  • Settlement and career counselling
  • Workplace communication & industry specific enhanced language training
  • Resume and job search support
  • Network building, and connections
  • Volunteering opportunities to help them connect and contribute to their new community

To better fulfill our goals and to provide as many job opportunities as possible for our clients, we established good relationships with number of settlement agencies here in Ottawa including but not limited to YMCA, OCISO, Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Centre and CCI.

Thousands of you have shown us trust, unprecedented openness, as well as invaluable insight and guidance at our many events. We have been honored and deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to listen to you speak to the concerns and challenges facing Iranian and Farsi Speaking community in Ottawa

Over the course of the last year, we hosted countless informational and educational online workshops and seminars, and smaller conversations as part of weekly PANDOGAP sessions to discuss the requirements to study and work in Canada for various fields and professions.

We have also continued our support networks for Ottawa’s Seniors, vulnerable and isolated community members.

We have also continued our support networks for Ottawa’s Seniors, vulnerable and isolated community members. The Coronavirus is spreading very fast, we are here to support families and prove that love is spreading way faster. By Self-Isolation and practicing physical (social) distancing; people are protecting their family, their neighbors, and our community, we will be with you through this process and will be supporting you during your self-isolation period. Our team of volunteers will be available to offer Free Food, Grocery and Pharmacy delivery for isolated seniors, persons with a disability and vulnerable people of any culture, or community

The Coronavirus is spreading very fast, we are here to support families and prove that love is spreading way faster. By Self-Isolation and practicing physical (social) distancing; people are protecting their family, their neighbors, and our community, we will be with you through this process and will be supporting you during your self-isolation period. Our team of volunteers will be available to offer Free Food, Grocery and Pharmacy delivery for isolated seniors, persons with a disability and vulnerable people of any culture, or community

Our services and activities are based on values of excellence, diversity, continuous improvement, integration & empowerment, volunteerism, mutual respect & dignity, collaboration & partnership, and inclusion & equity.
By the end of 2021, our family has grown to more than 4000 people and this could not happen without your trust and support.

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