Settlement Assistance And Family Support Services

Site: Scarborough Head Office - Markham Road

Service: Settlement Assistance And Family Support

Record Details
Alternate Name SAFSS
Office Phone Reception 416-431-4847 ext 221
Fax 416-431-7283
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Primary Executive Rabindra Nath Sabat, Executive Director, SAFSS; Phone: 416-431-4847 ext 226; Email:
Alternate Executive Program Director, SAFSS; Phone: 416-431-4847 ext 241
Funding Fundraising ; United Way ; Foundation
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
Dates Year round
Areas Served Scarborough ; York Region
Eligibility Open to all * focus on newcomers
Application Membership forms are available online
Languages English ; French ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Filipino ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Urdu
Fees None
Site Location Head Office
Located In Community Scarborough
Address & Map
1200 Markham Rd, Unit 214
Scarborough, ON M1H 3C3
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Intersection Markham Rd and Ellesmere Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Family Counselling ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Newcomer Settlement Services


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