Many newcomers to Kingston have established organizations and cultural groups to support their communities and celebrate their cultural heritage. Following is a list of current ethnocultural organizations in Kingston. See also Places of Worship.
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The KIP aims to bring people and organizations together to create a Kingston where newcomers can successfully build their new lives as full members of the community. A yearly survey (in English) of immigrants to Kingston is held every fall to encourage newcomers to share their experiences of settling in Kingston.
A focus for the Latin American and Caribbean community and friends in Kingston, this group promotes the different Latin American cultures in Kingston and provides support to its members and newcomers. Has an events calendar listing various group activities, including information seminars and the annual Latino Festival. Available in Spanish and English.
A Kingston Immigration Partnership initiative, this group brings together ethno-cultural associations and interested community members with the aim of making Kingston a more diverse and welcoming community.
Association with events, services and other Islamic-related activities. Non-students may also participate.
This religious organization provides religious and other social services for Muslims. As part of this it manages the Islamic Centre of Kingston, has a women’s group, youth group, mom’s and tots playgroup, a school, and a library with resources in English, Arabic and Urdu. A list of Muslim businesses and volunteer opportunities is also available on the website.
A Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) program for newcomers, specifically women. The Women’s Network offers field trips, guest speakers, and opportunities to learn about Canadian foods and traditions and discuss issues facing immigrant women.
A once-a-week Immigration Services Kingston and Area (ISKA) after-school program for newcomer youth aged 9-12. Activities include movies, fun, games, and homework help, as well as newcomer orientation and settlement services.