Community Connections

Updated September 20, 2021

The ANC remains vigilant against the risk of COVID-19. 

As a direct service provider, we are continuing most of our current COVID-19 protocols on all ANC premises.

The one exception is that our offices are now readily open to the public, and drop-in services are more available. We continue to encourage that visitors make appointments, but it is no longer required.

All other COVID-19 preventative measures remain in effect. Staff members continue to wear masks and we ask that visitors to our office do so as well.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the ANC staff member you work with, or you can email us at If you are unsure where to direct your inquiry, please phone our main reception number in St. John’s at 709-722-9680 or visit

Please download COVID Alert, Canada’s free COVID-19 exposure notification app. It can alert you and your family to possible exposures before you have symptoms:

The Community Connections Program engages citizens, immigrants and refugees to create meaningful community connections in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Program assists immigrants adapt to life in Canada by matching them with local volunteers who provide assistance with learning English, establishing social connections, and integrating into their new community.

Volunteers support many ANC programs, including:

  • Newcomer Match Program
  • Academic Tutor Program
  • Fresh Start Breakfast program at ESL Learning Centre
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteer Tutor Program
  • After-School Program
  • ESL Conversation Circle Program
  • Women’s/Men’s/Youth/Young Adult/Senior’s/Stay-at-Home Mothers’ Groups
  • Special Events/Activities

There are many ways that an individual can become involved with the Association for New Canadians as a volunteer. Please browse through the volunteer information to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities and how to become a volunteer.

Already volunteering with the ANC? Please feel free to check out a list of volunteer resources.

For more information, please contact: