Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)
What is RAP?
Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) offers essential services to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) that arrive in London Ontario since 2004. RAP is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and provides resettlement services to clients within four to six weeks upon their arrival.
Services for GARs under the RAP Program include:
- Temporary accomodation
- Initial needs assessment and determining urgent medical needs
- Referral to medical and psychological resources if needed
- Linking clients to federal and provincial programs such as Social Insurance, OHIP, Child Tax Benefits, etc.
- Orientation on different topics such as housing, education, health, employment, etc.
- Help, eductaion and assistance with the creation of bank accounts and banking services
- Life Skills training and support
- Search for permanent housing
Jeremiah's House Reception Centre (formally known as Global House)
Located on the third floor of CCLC's Building, serves GARs as temporary accomodation on their first days in London until permanent housing is secured.