Moving Ahead Program

One-to-one support for newcomers who are facing multiple barriers

Moving Ahead Program (MAP)

During COVID-19, MAP staff are working remotely to maintain social distancing.
We are available to connect via telephone and email.

The Moving Ahead Program provides one to one support for immigrants or refugees who are facing multiple barriers to successful settlement into Canada.

Moving Ahead is a collaborative, case-managed service model for the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and client centered programming. Our program chiefly utilizes outreach and in-home consultation and support as a foundation for service delivery to the multi-barrier refugees and immigrants in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Aldergrove.

Services include:

  • Intake and in-home assessment
  • Case management of individual client files
  • Settlement information and counselling
  • Practical assistance & supported access to services
  • Support groups and workshops
  • Life skills, literacy and essential skills development

Who We Help

This program is for high needs and high-risk immigrant adults and families in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Aldergrove. We help:

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • A Protected Person as defined by Section 95 of the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act
  • Individuals who have been selected by Canada to become Permanent Residents and have received a letter from Citizenship & Immigration Canada stating so

This program is NOT open to Refugee Claimants until their claim is accepted.

Eligibility Criteria Includes:

  • Meeting IRCC’s eligibility requirements, AND
  • Meeting the complexity, multiplicity, and severity of the barriers faced by potential participants

To Access the Moving Ahead Program

  • Please call us or come into our office so we can assess your eligibility for support.
  • You can refer yourself or you may be referred by a community partner. 
  • Services are provided for 12 – 18 months at no charge to clients. 

    “This is my chance for a new life; I want to take every opportunity in Canada to build a new life.”


    Did You Know?

    Our Moving Ahead Program began in 2012 but Archway has provided services for newcomers for almost 50 years. 

    Funded by:

    Office Hours

    8:30am – 4:30pm
    Monday – Friday


    #5 – 32700 George Ferguson Way
    Abbotsford, BC V2T 4V6


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