Life Skills Program

The ANC’s Life Skills Program provides eligible immigrants with in-depth, North American-based life skills orientations. Topics include:

  • Living in an apartment building (e.g., garbage disposal, recycling, elevators, safety, use of common areas, etc.)
  • Budgeting
  • Using appliances in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Laundry
  • Personal hygiene
  • Using domestic and personal cleaning products
  • Canadian plumbing system and use
  • Canadian heating system and use
  • Products, packaging, and simple food preparation
  • Canadian cultural orientation/cultural norms in public spaces

Orientations are tailored according to participant needs.

A detailed Life Skills Handbook is available in English, French, Arabic, Swahili, Tigrinya, Nepali, and Kirundi (links).