Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

Site: Markham South Welcome Centre

Record Details
Alternate Name CICS ; Immigrant Women Resource Centre
Office Phone 905-479-7926 * Community Service Hotline 416-292-7510
Fax 905-479-2603
E-Mail info@cicscanada.com
Website www.cicscanada.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/cicscanada
Funding City / Town - City of Toronto ; Regional / Municipal - York Region ; Provincial - Trillium ; Federal - Employment and Social Development Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ; United Way ; Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ministry of Citizenship Immigration and International Trade, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
Description (Service) Newcomer settlement services include: educational activities, social-recreational programs, and individual counseling support Early Years programs – Parentsmart training course, studentsmart training course, children literacy and recreation programs, play groups, summer camps, workshops, information and referral
Children and Youth Services – after school program grades 5-10, Saturday enrichment program, pre-employment training, lifeskills and leadership training, March break and summer camps, youth drop-in program, youth choir, drama club, English conversation circle, garden club, youth council and volunteering
Language and training program language instruction for newcomers * Full-time and part-time day, evening and weekend LINC classes from Literacy to Level 7, free TTC Tokens and free childminding during weekday classes for eligible applicants, Computer-assisted learning
Employment Services, mentorship program
Family and Older Adult services – over 200 programs for older adults and their families including music, internet safety, and wellness
Garden to KitchenCommunity garden, commercial-grade community kitchen, offers gardening and kitchen programs and workshops to improve knowledge, life skills and health * community planting day * garden fun fair * good food market * youth volunteer gardening group * garden therapy * intergenerational cooking challenge * food handler training * bake for a cause
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-8:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sat 9 am-3:30 pm
Dates Year round
Areas Served Toronto Downtown ; York Region
Eligibility No restrictions * for language classes see website for eligibility requirements
Application Contact for details * for language training services required to take a placement test based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks before starting classes, placement test can be arranged by calling the CLARS Centre at 1-855-330-8655 * south asian womens group call 905-479-7926
Languages English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Tamil ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Located In Community Markham
Address & Map
Markham South Welcome Centre
7220 Kennedy Rd, Unit 5
Markham, ON L3R 7P2
Intersection Kennedy Rd and Steeles Ave E
Physical Access Unknown
Service Categories Community Gardening ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Extended Child Care ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Wellness Programs ~ Older Adults


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