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

  • August 10, 2020 18:00 - August 10, 2020 19:15

    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 Monday until August 31

    6:00-7:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Monday, August 10
    • Monday, August 17
    • Monday, August 24
    • Monday, August 31

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucuCpqDkpH9aCLixtv2G0HdiSsWi03K_n

    Meeting ID: 923 5916 2352

    The link is valid until August 31st.

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

  • August 11, 2020 10:00 - August 11, 2020 11:00

    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

    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".

     

  • August 11, 2020 13:00 - August 11, 2020 14:00

    In this webinar, our guest speaker, Elena Jara, from Credit Canada Education Department, will take us to look at credit reports and credit scores:

    The webinar includes:

    What is a credit report vs a credit score
    How to access your report and score for free
    How to dispute mistakes on the credit report.

    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".

     

  • August 11, 2020 16:00 - August 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)

    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • Thursday, August 27, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    jhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOuqrDsvEtVVxg9l5uJiJs4FOhJ13zXj

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

  • August 13, 2020 16:00 - August 13, 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, August 13, 2020
    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • Thursday, August 27, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    jhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOuqrDsvEtVVxg9l5uJiJs4FOhJ13zXj

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

  • August 17, 2020 18:00 - August 17, 2020 19:15

    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 Monday until August 31

    6:00-7:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • Monday, August 17
    • Monday, August 24
    • Monday, August 31

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucuCpqDkpH9aCLixtv2G0HdiSsWi03K_n

    Meeting ID: 923 5916 2352

    The link is valid until August 31st.

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

  • August 18, 2020 10:00 - August 18, 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".

  • August 18, 2020 13:00 - August 18, 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".

     

  • August 18, 2020 16:00 - August 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)

    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • Thursday, August 27, 2020

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    jhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOuqrDsvEtVVxg9l5uJiJs4FOhJ13zXj

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

  • August 19, 2020 15:00 - August 19, 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:

    Sep 2, 2020 03:00 PM

    Sep 16, 2020 03:00 PM

    Oct 7, 2020 03:00 PM

    Oct 21, 2020 03:00 PM

    Nov 4, 2020 03:00 PM

    Nov 18, 2020 03:00 PM

    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

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