During your stay here in Canada, we want you to thrive by helping to meet any practical needs that you may have

Conversation Circles

Improve your English through online conversations

If you are a Fanshawe College student, Fanshawe is doing online and in person Conversation Circles. This is a great way to get to know people and an opportunity for those who are looking to improve their English. You can sign up by contacting  [email protected].

Global Cafe

Connect with the community over coffee

If you are a Western University Student, Western offers a Global Café for international students on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. This is a great way to connect with people in your community through informal coffee gatherings and an opportunity to learn from each other in a relaxed setting.

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Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis right now, there are several helplines here to assist you

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder. (Free and available 24/7)

Western Students

Western students can access mental health support from the health and wellness website.

Fanshawe students can access Mental Health Support at

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868

Reach Out

519-433-2023 or TTY 1-866-933-2023

Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre

48 Huron Street, London, ON. Open 24/7 for crisis assessment and support for youth from 16 years old and adults.

Free online, confidential mental health support for residents of Ontario.

Career Mentorship

One of the needs that we hear most often from International Students is finding a job. 

We have started offering a Career Mentorship Program to International Students. This 3 week program involves matching up a student with a mentor in a field of work that the student is wanting to pursue.

We hope that this program will help you learn about the Canadian Workplace culture and your specific industry and help to equip you to find a job and thrive in it. We are actively recruiting mentors from across Canada that are excited to help international students.  The program has 3 Modules that will help you in this process.

  1. Communication
  2. Working on the Job
  3. Industry Overview

We run our program from March 6 to March 24, 2023. And now we are ready for your registration. We would love to have you join us as a participant or a volunteer.


Let’s see how the students joined our mentorship programme say:

“The program is very beneficial to international students who are looking at opportunities in the Canadian workplace. I have learned first-hand details about the business culture and industry knowledge from my virtual session with my mentor.”

“The highlight of this program is that the mentor showed me how to solve certain problems, like how to manage people effectively. And the mentor explained in detail based on his experience.”

“The Career Mentorship Program was exceptionally valuable to me, it is very well organized and very well coordinated, it really is a world class program. I encourage you to continue with this program as it gave us the opportunity to exchange valuable experiences and highly relevant comments that are not normally discussed in classrooms.”

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If you have any other needs that you would like to talk with us about, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you.
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