About Us

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC)is a welcoming place for immigrants starting their new lives in Canada. The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and has been serving the community for more than 20 years as a first stop for many newcomers coming to Toronto.

Our services ensure that newcomers to Canada receive relevant and up-to-date information to make informed decisions and to achieve their personal settlement goals. We strive to help immigrants adapt and integrate into Canadian society smoothly and successfully.

In addition to our 7 locations across Toronto (please visit “YMCA Newcomer Information Centre” for our centers’ services and contact information), we are now extending our services online. Register for NIC Online now and access our free services from anywhere in Canada.

About the YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity tackling the most critical social issues in the GTA. For more than 160 years, we have offered children, teens, young adults and families the opportunity for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Through child care services, education and training programs, employment and immigrant services, family and youth services and health and fitness programs, the YMCA is building healthy communities across the GTA.

Our Mission

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership。

Our Vision

Our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults.

Our Values

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is guided by values that influence our actions and the decisions we make: Caring, Health, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect and Responsibility.