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COVID19 -- in-person service by appointment only Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * program hours may vary -- call for details
Remarque: Les services pourraient être perturbés en raison de la COVID-19. Veuillez communiquer directement avec les services avant de vous rendre en personne.

COVID19 — Beginning April 25, 2022, in-person services resume BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; remote service by telephone, video-conferencing and email continue to be available during regular office hours

For resources on COVID-19 related topics such as health and safety, social assistance and other benefits, career path information and working from home CLICK HERE

Settlement services, language training, skills upgrading and employment preparation

  • programs for women, youth and seniors

Information and Assessment Sessions — daily, weekly or bi-weekly evening sessions — schedule varies

  • referral to programs as needed

Settlement Services for Newcomers — general orientation, information and referral

  • information sessions and workshops
  • individual assistance including needs assessment, mentoring, form filling
  • programs for newcomer youth
  • Women Connecting with Women — for any newcomer who is woman-identified
  • counselling, including crisis counselling
  • workshops on mental health and self esteem, life skills, legal rights, money management, employment skills
  • child minding available for participants, refreshments provided, transit fare to all events attendees

Language Training — assessment of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English administered by YMCA of Greater Toronto, required for all language training programs — see separate entry

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, in partnership with local school boards
  • Communication for the Canadian Workplace (CCW) — for internationally trained professionals, with a focus on engineers, information technology professionals and retail sales personnel
  • 5 week sector specific language training in engineering, information technology, retail and sales management
  • job search training and mentoring
  • child care may be available — call for information
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) — in English

Employment Programs, including programs for youth, and Job Board

Seniors in Sync — workshops for seniors on health and wellness, estate and final planning, fitness, recreation and cultural activities

Services also offered at offices in Brampton, Hamilton and Markham






COVID19 -- in-person service by appointment only Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * program hours may vary -- call for details

Physical Address

791 St Clair Ave W Toronto, ON M6C 1B7 Canada