YMCA of Greater Toronto

Site: North York Dufferin Street Centre

Service: Newcomer Information Centre

Record Details
Alternate Name CCMP ; Community Connection Mentorship Program ; Community Connections Mentorship Program ; Greater Toronto YMCA ; HOST Program ; Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program ; Immigration Settlement and Adaptation Program ; ISAP ; Library Settlement Partnerships ; LSP ; Newcomer Network ; Newcomer Youth Leadership Development ; NIC ; Young Men's Christian Association
Former Name YMCA of Metropolitan Toronto (1992)
Office Phone 416-630-0330 ext 31070
Website www.ymcagta.org/nic
Primary Contact Karine Shynkarenko, Program Team Leader; Phone: 416-630-0330 ext 31071
Alternate Contact Sylvia Weng, Community Relations and Promotions Coordinator; Phone: 416-928-3362 ext 22489
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description (Service) Settlement information and referral * settlement information sessions in various locations * guest speaker series * Newcomer Network * access to computers, fax, photocopiers, and phone * settlement resource library * information on immigration and citizenship, employment and job searching, access to trades and professions, credential assessment, education and training, language classes, health and housing, community, recreation and consumer resources, human rights, legal and social services, child, youth and family resources, food, shelter, and clothing

Library Settlement Partnerships -- outreach program at Centennial Library * settlement information and referral * Community Connections Mentorship Program (formerly HOST Program) -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

Newcomer Youth Services -- youth-focused settlement information and referral * Newcomer Youth Leadership Development -- youth learn about their community, gain volunteer hours, build leadership, language, communication and social skills * workshops and activities for parents and youth
Hours Mon, Wed 9 am-6 pm; Tue,Thu 9 am-5 pm; Fri 9 am-1 pm; Sat 10 am-2 pm (Saturdays April to September only)
Areas Served Peel Region ; Toronto ; Vaughan
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Newcomers (landed immigrants and Convention refugees) * Newcomer Youth Services -- landed immigrants and Convention refugees 13-24 years
Application Walk in, no appointment required
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Armenian ; Assyrian ; Bulgarian ; Farsi ; Hebrew ; Russian ; Spanish ; Ukrainian
Fees None
Located In Community North York West
Address & Map
4580 Dufferin St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, ON M3H 5Y2
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Intersection Dufferin St and Finch Ave W
Physical Access Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Career Exploration ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Copy Machines ; Fax Machines ; Leadership Development ~ Adolescents ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Leadership Development ~ Young Adults ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Outreach Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Public Access Computers/Tools ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Special Libraries ~ Immigration Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Telephone Facilities


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