Reflection After I visited CICS, I learned about what services CICS canprovide for a family. New immigrants can get many services they needin one place, for instance, diabetes clinic and ESL class. CICS makesfamily action plan for new comers. They customize the services forclients. They provide all service from new immigrants’ point view.However, I also realized that new immigrants would face manychallenge. Even CICS tries its best to help them. They still have somebarriers to access some services, for example, the office workinghours. Children in CICS cannot eat food according to a Canadianrecipe. I also learn from another Group’s presentation. Wood GreenAgency has four years program for supporting Women. Theorganization provides furnished apartment, childcare, financialsupport, counseling. They divide the program for four parts. They helpwoman enroll into college because education is the key. However, ifyou want to get services, you need to be qualified. Maybe, womanwho wants to get services is not qualified. East end Community Health Centre provides primary care, healthpromotion and disease prevention services to the south-eastern partof central Toronto. They can help the clients who are difficult to accesshealth care due to poverty, language, and lack of health issuance The
most common barriers which families face is that they will be on thewaiting list for long time to get childcare subsidies and affordablehousing. Those services are that a family desperately need. As an ECE and global citizen, our responsibilities are to supportfamily and make sure everyone can get equal chance to access healthcare, educational opportunity, and social benefits. We provide theinformation which families need and try our best to make significantdifference for their lives.