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

  • June 9, 2020 16:00 - June 9, 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, June 9, 2020
    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Thursday,June 18, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduGprTkrHdeKb-i5JyN8Kleznm5KlBL8

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

  • June 10, 2020 11:00 - June 10, 2020 12:00

    As you arrive in Canada - the Land of opportunities, your priority is getting a job as soon as possible. Before you start your new job why not familiarize yourself with Canadian workplace culture? The “Workplace Culture 101” webinar will help you succeed in the Canadian workplace, understand the work environment, prepare you to work in a multicultural workplace, and learn about effective communication skills. By adopting and practicing the information from this webinar, you will be on your way to your dream job!

  • June 10, 2020 15:00 - June 10, 2020 16:00

    English Conversation Group: Let’s Speak English!

     Are you looking forward to practicing your English while connecting with new friends? Do you wish to practice your speaking skills from the comfort of your home? Join us for a fun and interactive group hangout where you can discuss current topics with other newcomers, meet new members, and build confidence in your skills!  An experienced facilitator will guide you through the discussion, as you and other members engage in conversation about topics on life in Canada and current situations.

    Join us for our first online hangout where we discuss "How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During COVID-19".  Learn about mental health, discuss your new life in Canada, and understand how other newcomers are coping.

     

    Time: Every the other Wednesday from May 27, 2020, at 3-4 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020:Employment Opportunities during Covid-19

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020:Parks in Toronto

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020:Summer Activities

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Practice Short Conversations

     

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUud-CgrjsjHtFSVkezkQ4-gR0CDQfwD9GV

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    On the day, Please Join Zoom Meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/91309800945

     

    Meeting ID: 913 0980 0945

    Password: CYNIC2020!

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  • June 11, 2020 16:00 - June 11, 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, June 11, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Thursday,June 18, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduGprTkrHdeKb-i5JyN8Kleznm5KlBL8

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

  • June 16, 2020 11:00 - June 16, 2020 12:00

    As a newcomer in Canada, you probably have many questions about the banking products and Government financial support programs that are available to you.

    This webinar will get you familiar with the basics of Canadian Financial System, products & services, as well as how to better manage your money and protect yourself from fraud.

    Topics:

    • Banking Service in Canada
    • Debt & Borrowing (Canadian Banking Products)
    • Government Financial Support Programs
    • How to Save
    • Questions and Answers

    Register with us at here.

     

  • June 16, 2020 16:00 - June 16, 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, June 16, 2020
    • Thursday,June 18, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduGprTkrHdeKb-i5JyN8Kleznm5KlBL8

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

  • June 18, 2020 16:00 - June 18, 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,June 18, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduGprTkrHdeKb-i5JyN8Kleznm5KlBL8

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

  • June 23, 2020 16:00 - June 23, 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, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduGprTkrHdeKb-i5JyN8Kleznm5KlBL8

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

  • June 23, 2020 15:00 - June 23, 2020 16:00

    You might be hearing a lot about mental health lately. That is because mental health issues are at an increase. Want to raise your self-awareness about this topic? Join us in this webinar to learn how you can maintain good mental health and improve your overall well-being. Join us in this webinar to learn about:

    • Difference between mental health and mental illness
    • Stigma related to mental health
    • Effect of immigration on mental health
    • Mental Health during a crisis
    • Strategies, service and resources to support mental health

    Register with us here.

  • June 24, 2020 15:00 - June 24, 2020 16:00

    English Conversation Group: Let’s Speak English!

     Are you looking forward to practicing your English while connecting with new friends? Do you wish to practice your speaking skills from the comfort of your home? Join us for a fun and interactive group hangout where you can discuss current topics with other newcomers, meet new members, and build confidence in your skills!  An experienced facilitator will guide you through the discussion, as you and other members engage in conversation about topics on life in Canada and current situations.

    Join us for our first online hangout where we discuss "How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During COVID-19".  Learn about mental health, discuss your new life in Canada, and understand how other newcomers are coping.

     

    Time: Every the other Wednesday from May 27, 2020, at 3-4 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020:Parks in Toronto

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020:Summer Activities

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Practice Short Conversations

     

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUud-CgrjsjHtFSVkezkQ4-gR0CDQfwD9GV

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    On the day, Please Join Zoom Meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/91309800945

     

    Meeting ID: 913 0980 0945

    Password: CYNIC2020!

    One tap mobile

    +13017158592,,91309800945#,,1#,874540# US (Germantown)

    +13126266799,,91309800945#,,1#,874540# US (Chicago)

     

    Dial by your location

    +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

    +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

    +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    Meeting ID: 913 0980 0945

    Password: 874540

    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aemJTvuXuw