YMCA Newcomer Information Centre

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) is a welcoming place for immigrants starting their new lives in Canada. Clients can access a gret variety of free services, including:

  • Settlement information and referrals
  • Information sessions
  • Online webinars
  • Community Connection activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Resource centers with computers, fax and photocopier

Related upcoming events

  • September 21, 2020 13:00 - September 21, 2020 14:00

    Join our guest speaker, Marta Suslik  from Polycultural Immigrant Services for this webinar.

    The webinar covers:

    • Who can apply for citizenship?
    • Eligibility criteria
    • Application process
    • How to complete form CIT0002, how to complete physical calculator, supporting documents need to be submited with an application, Use of Representative, ID’s requirements, photo specifications...
    • Paying fees
    • Processing times
    • How to check application status?
    • Citizenship test and interview
    • Urgent processing
    • What to do when I lost my citizenship certificate?

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under "Upcoming Webinar".

     

  • September 21, 2020 18:00 - September 21, 2020 19:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Steps for Fluency

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Monday until September 28

    6:00-7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • Monday, September 28, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduGsrDIrHdPbsLSPtrcjySQ2ZJzGRAEJ

    The link is valid until September 28, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings after your registration.

  • September 22, 2020 10:00 - September 22, 2020 11:00

    Want to apply to Ontario Public College as a Mature Student, join us with our guest speaker, Tong Xu,  from Seneca College to learn:

    • Ontario public college system, credentials, and application procedure
    • Who are mature students and how to meet admissions requirements as a mature student.
    • English proficiency requirements and credential evaluation
    • Options to earn grade 12 credits
    • Seneca programs, campuses, practical learning support and academic pathways

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under "Upcoming Webinar".

     

  • September 22, 2020 15:00 - September 22, 2020 16:00

    Are you a newcomer and looking to start your volunteering journey in Canada?
    Are you seeking Canadian experience and do not know where to start?
    Do you want to learn a new skill or simply give back to the community?

    Join our interactive webinar to learn about the Canadian volunteer etiquette, identify and discover the type of volunteer opportunities and resources available to support you on this new journey.  In addition, you receive information about volunteering with YMCA, police reference checks, interviews, and training process.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under "Upcoming Webinar".

     

  • September 22, 2020 16:00 - September 22, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday and Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • Thursday, September 24, 2020
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Tuesday & Thursday (Discover Canada) 4:00-5:30 PM

    You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings after your registration.

  • September 24, 2020 11:00 - September 24, 2020 12:00

    An international credential evaluation is a valuable tool that can be used when applying for post-secondary study, licensing with a professional association, entry to an apprenticeship program, or when applying to immigrate to Canada.

    Please join our guest speaker, Karolin Givergis, from World Education Services, for more details about Credential Evaluation services.

    Topic covers:

    -       Credential Recognition

    -       WES Evaluation Services

    -       WES Application Process

    -       Resources

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under "Upcoming Webinar".

     

  • September 24, 2020 16:00 - September 24, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday and Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Thursday, September 24, 2020
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Tuesday & Thursday (Discover Canada) 4:00-5:30 PM

    You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings after your registration.

  • September 28, 2020 18:00 - September 28, 2020 19:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Steps for Fluency

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Monday until September 28

    6:00-7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Monday, September 28, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduGsrDIrHdPbsLSPtrcjySQ2ZJzGRAEJ

    The link is valid until September 28, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings after your registration.

  • September 29, 2020 10:00 - September 29, 2020 11:00

    Canada offers some of the best education in the world, and now your child(ren) can benefit.

    As parents, you play an important role to their success. Do you want to explore more about their education in Ontario? Please come and join our webinar, you will find the answers to the questions most parents have.

    10 questions are:

    1. What are Childcare Services?
    2. How to apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy?
    3. How to register for School?
    4. What is Elementary School?
    5. What is ESL?
    6. What is French Immersion?
    7. What is Special Education?
    8. What is EQAO?
    9. What is Secondary School?
    10. How to help my child during COVID-19?

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under "Upcoming Webinar".

  • September 29, 2020 16:00 - September 29, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday and Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Tuesday & Thursday (Discover Canada) 4:00-5:30 PM

    You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings after your registration.