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Community Connections Program Staff

Joe Byrne

Joe Byrne
Community Connections Supervisor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 224

Yvette Doucette

Yvette Doucette
Community Connections Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 226

Holiday Host Volunteer Program

The Holiday Host Volunteer Program, run by the PEI ANC Community Connections Program (CCP), connects newcomers to Canada with well-settled Canadians to enjoy some aspect of the festive season together. Established Islanders who would like to volunteer as Holiday Hosts and invite newcomers into their home are matched with individuals or families who want to experience Canadian seasonal traditions over the holidays.

Holiday Host Program Activities

The meal, seasonal activity, or party invitation from the Holiday Host usually falls between December 21st and January 1st. Hosts and newcomers from anywhere on the Island can participate in the Program. If newcomers need transportation, CCP staff will match them with a Holiday Host who can provide it.

A Great Volunteer Opportunity

The Holiday Host Program offers established Islanders a chance to welcome new neighbours from around the world and participate in a cultural exchange. It is a one-time short-term volunteer commitment.

A Chance to Learn about Canadian Culture

As a newcomer participating in the Holiday Host Program, you can meet new people, try different foods, and experience a part of the holidays in Canada in a warm and welcoming place.

Would You Like to Participate?

Holiday Host Program is a great way for both 'old' and new Canadians to learn about a different culture and meet new people. If you are interested to participate in either role, or if you just want to learn more about the Program, please contact the CCP team.