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 the 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.

We have seven locations across Toronto providing in-person services. You can visit us at the most convenient centre for you.

Upon the needs of newcomers to Canada under COVID-19, we started our online services on May 1st, 2020. Now you can also receive our services online without stepping out of your place. Please join our online community TODAY!

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 that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities.

Our Vision

Vibrant communities where everyone can shine.

Our Values

Kindness. We are caring and compassionate.
Well-being. We are dedicated to people’s physical, social, and mental health.
Integrity. We are truthful, trustworthy, and take responsibility for our choices, actions, and commitments.
Inclusiveness. We create welcoming places and programs where everyone feels they belong.
Respect. We treat every person with dignity.
Optimism. We believe in the strengths and potential in people and communities.