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

  • December 1, 2020 10:00 - December 1, 2020 11:00

    This workshop will examine the different techniques to use to effectively job search & learn about the hidden job market to expand the personal network in an organized way.

    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".

  • December 1, 2020 16:00 - December 1, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a 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 (the US and Canada)

    • Dec 1, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 3, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 8, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 10, 2002 04:00 PM
    • Dec 15, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 17, 2020 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

     

  • December 2, 2020 15:00 - December 2, 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.

    Time:

    December 2nd,  03:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Lucia.Scalco@ymcagta.org for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • December 3, 2020 10:00 - December 3, 2020 11:30

    Learn how to present yourself positively, answer common interview questions, and get tips on tougher questions. Understand what to do prior, during, and after the interview to be successful.

    Join our guest speaker Rose Kyrollos from YMCA North York Employment Centre, we will discuss the techniques of making you pop up from your interviews.

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

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

     

  • December 3, 2020 16:00 - December 3, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a 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 (the US and Canada)

    • Dec 3, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 8, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 10, 2002 04:00 PM
    • Dec 15, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 17, 2020 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • December 8, 2020 10:00 - December 8, 2020 11:00

    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?

    This 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!

    Topics:

    • Keys to Success in the Canadian Workplace
    • Work Environment
    • Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
    • Effective Communication Skills

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

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

  • December 8, 2020 16:00 - December 8, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a 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 (the US and Canada)

    • Dec 8, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 10, 2002 04:00 PM
    • Dec 15, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 17, 2020 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • December 10, 2020 16:00 - December 10, 2020 17:30

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a 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 (the US and Canada)

    • Dec 10, 2002 04:00 PM
    • Dec 15, 2020 04:00 PM
    • Dec 17, 2020 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • December 14, 2020 13:00 - December 14, 2020 14:00

    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

    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".

  • December 15, 2020 10:00 - December 15, 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".