Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services

Site: Head Office

Record Details
Alternate Name Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada ; LINC ; Newcomer Settlement Program ; NSP ; SAFSS
Former Name South Asian Family Support Services (2010)
Office Phone Reception 416-431-4847 ext 221
Fax 416-431-7283
Primary Contact Rabindra Nath Sabat, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Receptionist
Primary Executive Rabindra Nath Sabat, Executive Director; Phone: 416-431-4847 ext 226; Email:
Alternate Executive Program Director; Phone: 416-431-4847 ext 241
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)
Description (Service) Information and Orientation Services -- settlement services for newcomers who have been in Canada for less than 4 years, including landed immigrants, Convention refugees and foreign-born Canadian citizens * orientation * information sessions * supportive counselling * employment assessment and preparation * information and referral including housing * job fair * computer with free Internet access * advocacy * interpretation * access to community resources * English conversation classes * participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry * Care for Newcomer Children -- childminding for parents attending sessions

Newcomer Settlement Program -- volunteer recruitment and training * outreach * advocacy * cultural activities

Violence Against Women -- individual and family counselling for assaulted women and children * assists victims of domestic violence who are at risk of abuse * domestic violence prevention workshops * support group for abused women * educational workshops

Men Make a Difference -- culturally appropriate group sessions to learn techniques for developing healthy relationships, resolve conflict, and cope with anger

Seniors services -- recreational activities * support groups for isolated Afghan senior women and assistance accessing community resources
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Markham ; Toronto
Eligibility Open to all * focus on newcomers
Languages English ; French ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Filipino ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Urdu
Fees None
Located In Community Scarborough Central
Address & Map
1200 Markham Rd, Suite 214
Toronto, ON M1H 3C3
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Intersection Markham Rd and Ellesmere Rd
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; Conversation Partners ; Cultural Heritage Programs ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; English as a Second Language ; General Crime Victim Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Older Adults ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ; Individual Advocacy ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Interpretation/Translation ; Job Information ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Neighbourhood Multipurpose Centres ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Outreach Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Public Access Computers/Tools ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Public Internet Access Sites ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Relationship Workshops ~ Men ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Women's Support Groups ~ Older Adults ~ Afghan Community


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