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

  • March 3, 2021 15:00 - March 3, 2021 16:00

    In this webinar, you will learn about the do's & don'ts, expectations and common key interview questions in the virtual job fairs.

    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".

     

  • March 4, 2021 16:00 - March 4, 2021 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: Steps to English 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 Tuesday,

    Starts at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • March  4, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 11, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 18, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 25, 2021, 04:00PM

    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 log in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • March 8, 2021 13:00 - March 8, 2021 14:00

    Why it is important to budget;

    • How to/what to include in a budget;
    • What is debt and why it is important to manage;
    • Credit cards and Mortgages: basics of how they work, what to be aware of, what to ask;
    • Income tax and how it affects your budget

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

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

     

  • March 9, 2021 13:00 - March 9, 2021 14:00

    In this second workshop, we will help you understand:

    • What is investing?
    • What is an investment?
    • What to consider before investing?
    • The differences between registered and unregistered accounts that hold your investments;
    • How you can invest – by yourself? With an advisor?
    • Examples of different kinds of investments and their risks: savings accounts, GICs, HISA, term deposits, stocks, bonds, mutual funds  Online?
    • What you should be aware of before deciding.
    • How to find help.

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

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

     

  • March 9, 2021 16:00 - March 9, 2021 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 Thursday

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

    • March 9, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 16, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 23, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 30, 2021, 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 log in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • March 9, 2021 16:00 - March 9, 2021 17:00

    Piratheepa Jeyaseelan has worked with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) since September 2019 as an Outreach Officer. Piratheepa delivers information sessions and attends fairs to promote the benefits and credits that Canadians may be entitled to in the Ontario Region.

    During this presentation, we will be focusing on these topics: Canadian Tax System, Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) Credit, Disability Tax Credit, Canada Recovery Benefits, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Caregiver Benefit, Tools and Services available, Scam Awareness, CVITP and Q&A

    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".

     

  • March 10, 2021 10:00 - March 10, 2021 12:00

    You’ve immigrated to Canada. You have skills, education, and some work experience – and you’re keen to get started and find a job where you can use those skills and talents. But how do you find that job? Where are the positions advertised? How do you build your professional network?

    A mentor can help you answer these questions – and more. By talking to a mentor who shares your professional background and knows how the local labour market works, you can get a head start on your journey to success in Canada. A mentor can help you: understand Canadian industry trends, develop more effective job search strategies, build your local professional network and find ways of leveraging your experience and skills.

    Our guest speaker Kathleen Leon from JobStart will talk about the TRIEC mentoring program and how it would help you with job search.

    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".

     

  • March 10, 2021 13:00 - March 10, 2021 14:00

    The workshop will describe how each of the following venues may help resolve the problem, and how to access each:

    • Your bank/institution’s complaint process.
    • Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments;
    • Regulators: IIROC, MFDA, OSC; Small Claims Court;
    • Where to find help

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

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

     

  • March 10, 2021 15:00 - March 10, 2021 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:

    • March 10, 2021, 03:00 PM
    • March 24, 2021, 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 log in to our community and register under "Connect with your Community".

  • March 11, 2021 11:00 - March 11, 2021 12:00

    Are you ready to begin your job search? Are you looking to take the next step in your career?

    This webinar will give you the necessary tools and resources that you'll need to start your job search. During this webinar, our Information Specialists will help guide you toward finding the potential strategies that will suit your job search in Canada.

    Topics:

    • Getting Started
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Employment Programs
    • Resources for internationally-trained professionals
    • Employment Services amid 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".