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Blue Skies and Yellow Fields

This section provides important information for Ukrainians arriving in Smiths Falls, ON. It provides general information on:

  • Agencies that can help you settle.

  • Obtaining important documents, including health cards and driver’s license.

  • Finding a job, start a business.

  • Getting your professional and educational credentials recognized.

  • Enrolling your children in school or childcare.

  • Setting up a bank account.

  • Discovering community activities, etc.​

Arts & Culture

Learn more about the cultural institutions and activities in the area and Ontario:

Business, Workplace & Economy

How to Open a Bank Account

  • Financial institutions offer services such as:

    • Chequing, savings, and other types of accounts.

    • Utility, telephone, and credit card bill payment services by phone, online or at an automated teller machine (ATM).

    • Safety deposit boxes.

    • Debit cards and credit cards.

    • Loans.

    • Money exchange, money orders and traveller’s cheques.

Learn more about opening a bank account or visit a financial institution near you:

  • Financial Institutions and Services in Smiths Falls

    • BMO Bank of Montreal: 25 Beckwith St S · (613) 283-4292

    • CIBC Branch with ATM: 51 Beckwith St N · (613) 283-3584

    • Manulife Bank with ATM: 45 Main St E · 1-877-765-2265

    • RBC Royal Bank: 31 Beckwith St N · (613) 283-7660

    • Scotia Bank: 92 Lombard St · (613) 284-4111

    • Smiths Falls Community Credit Union Ltd: 1 Beckwith St N · (613) 283-3835

    • Smiths Falls Community Food Bank (Association or organization): 93 Russell St E · (613) 283-6695

    • TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM: 15 Beckwith St N · (613) 283-0956

    • TD Canada Trust with ATM: 15 Beckwith St N · 1-866-222-3456

    • Unity Savings & Credit Union LTD with ATM: 270 Brockville St


How to Find a Job

There are several organizations and resources that can help you find work and build your career:


How to get your Credentials and Qualifications Recognized

Learn about the services available in Ontario to help you continue working in your profession or trade if you’ve been trained in another country.


How to Start a Business

Information for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in Ontario. Learn how to register your business, apply for funding and tax credits, and get free, personalized help to start your business:

Ontario Driver’s License or Identification (ID) Card

Information about driver’s licences, vehicle registration, etc.


Education & Training

Learn about Ontario’s early years, education and training systems. Includes information on childcare, elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, skills training and financial aid:


Smiths Falls Public Library: 81 Beckwith St N, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B9



Learn about the government services available to you and how government works:

Health Care in Ontario

In Ontario, you need provincial health coverage and a health card to get health care services.

Provincial health coverage is provided through the Ontario’s health care plan (OHIP):


How to get Health Information and Advice

For medical or health information, Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-000




How to Find a Doctor

Ask your host family or search online:


How to get Mental Health Support

Call 1-877-303-2642.


How to Find a Hospital

Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, 60 Cornelia St W, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9


How to Get Emergency Health Care

  • Call 911.


Law and Safety


  • Smiths Falls Police Service: 7 Hershey Dr, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W7, 613-283-0357,

  • Smiths Falls Fire Department: 77 Beckwith St. N, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B8, 1-888-983-4124 

  • Smiths Falls Ambulance / Lanark County Paramedic Service: 84 Lorne St, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 3K8, non-Emergency number (613) 205-1021

  • For all emergencies call 9-1-1



Ontario’s laws and related information about our legal system, emergency services, the Ontario Provincial Police and victim services:



Justice Laws Website (online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada):

Settlement Services

Multiple provincial and national agencies and organizations are there to support newcomers to successfully settle and integrate into their new communities:

The Town of Smiths Falls

  • General information:

  • Hospital: Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, 60 Cornelia St W, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9

  • Post Office: 17 Church St E, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1H0,

  • Schools:

    • Upper Canada District School Board — Public: Phone: 613-342-0371 /1-800-267-7131, E-mail:, Website: Upper Canada District School

    • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario: phone: 613-258-7757/1-800-443-4562, E-mail:, Website: Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

    • Le Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est : Phone: 613-744-2555/1-888-230-5131, e-mail:, website: Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est

  • Sports, Recreation & Parks

    • Outdoor multi-purpose complex: Gerry Lowe Memorial Sens Rink of Dreams: 150 Elmsley Street, Smiths Falls.

    • Skateboard Park, baseball diamond, tennis courts to the walking concourse, figure skating, hockey and events: Memorial Community Centre 71 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls & Youth Arena, 71-A Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls.

    • Alexander Park 14 Alexander Street, Smiths Falls

    • Centennial Park 2-22 Confederation Dr, Smiths Falls

    • Community Centre Park Area 71-A Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

    • Corbett and Highland Park 41 Sussex Street, Smiths Falls

    • Kinsmen Park 77 Beckwith Street, Smiths Falls

    • Lower Reach Park 12-B Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls

    • Off-Leash Dog Park 25 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls

    • Victoria Park 30 Lombard Street, Smiths Falls

    • Waterfront/Murphy Park 1 Park Ave, Smiths Falls

  • Transportation

    • VIA Rail Canada: phone 1-888-842-7245 or website\

    • Healey Transportation Limited: phone 613-283-3518 or website

    • Access Taxi: phone 613-283-1441

    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: phone 613-283-3700

    • Lanark Transportation Association: phone 1-877-445-577

    • International airports: Ottawa International Airport, Norman Rogers Airport, Pierre Elliot Trudeau International, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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