Newcomer Resources

Oct 15, 2020


TDSB Update: Secondary Assessment and Evaluation and Reporting
Click Here

Free Microsoft Excel Workshop, Oct 27 – Dec 3
Click Here


Work Permits

Webinar - How to fill out Work Permit Forms Online - Oct 21
Click Here



New Career Cruising Webinars, Live Sessions with an Exert! - Oct 21 or Nov 4
Click Here

COVID-19 Update – Public Information

Ontario’s Modified Stage-2 for 28 days in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa
Click Here

Newcomer Resources

Oct 1, 2020


netWORKS – Career mentorship for 18 – 29 years, orientation is Oct 13
Click Here


Pumped for Post-Secondary program – Be mentored by Humber College Student, starts mid-Oct, for Grades 9 – 11 Click Here

Financial Support

Supporting Canadians through the next phase of the economy re-opening: Increased access to EI and recovery benefits Click Here


Free Business Training Program for Newcomer Women – starts Oct 5
Click Here


Tapping into the Hidden Job Market webinar - October 20, 1:00 -2:00 PM

Click Here



Toronto Police Service Race-Based Community Advisory Panel (CAP)
Click Here

Newcomer Resources

Sep 24, 2020


Tip Sheets for Renters – Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario Click Here


Access to Tech for OW Clients
Digital device and wrap around services for youth and older workers on OW  Click Here 


Digital Skills Training for Seniors Click Here

Afterschool Program

Turtle Family Arts Program – Free online art and community network program for refugee/ newcomer parents and their children Click Here

Newcomer Resources

Sep 18, 2020

Return to School

TDSB Virtual School Delayed to Sept 22 Click Here


Gov’t of Ontario - Reopening Schools - Info for Parents in Multiple Languages
Click Here


Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) - Back-to-School Mental Health Kit Click Here

Hand in Hand: Classroom & Beyond Program - Educational and social supports for children ages 9-14 and their families Click Here

Colouring pages to help children learn about COVID-19 Click Here


Job Fair – Sept 19

ParaMed Toronto is hosting a Field Staff Job Fair Event for PSW’s, HSW’s and Nurses
Click Here


Digital Literacy

Support Package to help newcomers develop and practice skills for accessing Settlement services remotely Click Here



A Guide for Refugee Claimants is fully revised for COVID-19 and available in multiple languages Click Here



Wellness Workshop Online Series at LAMP – Sept 2020 Click Here



Media for and about Newcomers to Canada Click Here

Newcomer Resources

Sep 10, 2020

Return to School

Most TDSB Secondary Schools will now start Sept 17 Click Here


Newcomer Families and TDSB Supports – Q & A (Sept 2) Click Here


Registration for City of Toronto’s fall recreation programs begins this weekend Click Here


Service Canada – online service request or in-person by appointment Click Here

Telephone: 1 877 355 2657

Newcomer Resources

Sep 3, 2020

City of Toronto Update on COVID-19 – Sept 2 Click Here

City of Toronto Reopening Information for the Public Click Here

Return to School:

Virtual Orientation Session for Families/ Parents with a Public Health Nurse and a School Settlement Worker – Sept 4 at 3:00 pm Click Here 


Ministry of Education – what to Expect as School Reopens Click Here 

Mental Health Supports for Parents and Families as Children Return to School Click Here


Toronto Public Libraries – Latest Updates Click Here

Newcomer Resources

August 27, 2020

School Reopening – Find Updates On Returning to School: Click Here


City of Toronto After School Care and Recreation Programs

After School Rec Care: Click Here

Free and Lower-Cost Rec Options:  Click Here

For updates about City of Toronto Rec programsClick Here



CERB extended from 16 weeks to 24 weeks – See criteria and more info: Click Here

Pathway to Permanent Residency for Asylum Claimants working in Health-Care Sector during COVID-19 Click Here


Support for Seniors during COVID-19 (City of Toronto) Click Here


Black Resilience Resource:

Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) has developed a survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 | Click HERE to complete the survey.



Immigrant Women Integration Program - 8-month Full-time FREE training program that develops community leaders.  
Apply by September 18 | Apply at: HERE | Info Session Aug 31.



Youth Employment Pathways for Success Program (COSTI) – Youth between 17 – 25 years interested in STEM.  Click HERE or contact MOJGAN HAGHI AT 647.827.1434 OR EMAIL


Internationally Trained Individuals

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Program (Access Capital Fund)
Webinar dates: September 3rd: Online via Zoom 

More Information

Newcomer Resources

August 20, 2020

Returning to School – Find Updates in the News Section:

COVID-19 Measures for Persons with Disabilities | For more information Click Here


Financial Help Finder during COVID-19 (Gov’t of Canada) | For more information Click Here


School Supplies for Grades 1-12 – Registration Required, Pick up week of August 24 | For more information Click Here


Enhanced Language Training (ELT) – Online Classes via Zoom, August Start Dates

| For more information Click Here

WRAP Around Support Program – For Newcomers on Ontario Works needing support during COVID-19 | For more information Click Here

SIN Number for Newcomers | For more information Click Here


12-Week Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Youth Program  | For more information Click Here

Newcomer Resources

August 13, 2020

Mental Health Resources during COVID-19 (Available in many languages) | For more information Click Here


Returning to School – A Guide to the Safe Reopening of the TDSB | For more information Click Here

Webinar Series about Reopening of TDSB Schools – Next one is Thursday Aug 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm  | For more information Click Here

TDSB Pre-Registration Process (includes Q & A) | For more information Click Here

TCDSB Reopening Action Plan 2020 | For more information Click Here

Virtual information session with the TTC (Newcomer Women's Services of Toronto) - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | For more information Click Here

Essential Skills for Newcomer Success on the Job - For newcomers with low language or literacy skills who have no more than high school and are interested in moving toward employment in Canada.| For more information Click Here

Newcomer Youth Economy Project – For newcomer youth in the GTA interested in a career in the environmental sector | For more information Click Here


Dress for Success Toronto – Upcoming Virtual Programs | For more information Click Here

Newcomer Resources

August 6, 2020

Housing - Eviction Prevention | Link

Wi-Fi Lending ProgramToronto Public Library 

Make requests through THIS LINK 


Free Wi-Fi in Edgeley Park Aug 7 & 8 

Training for Youth who have had Experience with the Justice System | Link


Family Violence | Link

Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub Sept 2020 | Link

Newcomer Resources

July 30, 2020


Workshop for Tenants – Know Your Rights (Aug 11, Aug 18)


Tenant’s Rights Tipsheet  (Link to file)


Financial Literacy

Managing Your Money Workshop (Aug 6)  (Link to file)


Translations of COVID Resources (Link to file)


Returning to Work – What Clients Need to Know

CLEO Webinar:


Child Care Reopening

City of Toronto Reopening 10 more child care centres by Aug 4:

Newcomer Resources

July 16, 2020

Canadian Centre for the Victims of Torture (CCVT) - Webinar Series 

Working with Women Survivors of Torture  
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM EDT 
Register here

Narrative Therapy: Supporting the Mental Health of Survivors of Torture 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT 
Register here

Working with Children and Youth Survivors of Torture and War 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM EDT 
Register here


COVID-19 and Parenting 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT 
Register here

Promising Practices of Self-Care 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT 
Register here 


The IRB is gradually re-opening its doors
Click Here


Recreation, arts and culture activities for all ages to enjoy at home
Click Here

Newcomer Resources

July 9, 2020

Toronto Public Library 

Update on Stage 2 of Reopening (In-branch computer access at some branches)
Click here

Youth from a Visible Minority Group 

Skills training and work experience for youth who face barriers to employment: 
Click here


Licensed Child Care in Toronto 
11 of the 47 City-operated Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Centres have reopened to support parents returning to work: Click here


Toronto Swimming and Splash Pads
Click Here


Housing and Eviction Prevention 

Community Workers toolkit: Eviction Prevention
Click Here


COVID-19 Support for individuals (Gov’t of Canada) - Updated 
Click Here

Newcomer Resources

July 2, 2020


Exercise Class for Mandarin-speaking seniors from home via telephone 

(English flyer, Mandarin flyer

International Students 

Helping international students with settlement needs and transition to PR 


Food Access  

For women/ girls in South Etobicoke experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19 (link to flyer in July 2 folder) 

Victims of Torture 

Toolkit for helping international victims of tortue 


Domestic Violence 

Crisis Lines and Resources for Women Experiencing Violence 

Newcomer Resources

June 25, 2020

Refugees and Undocumented Residents 

Help for Refugees and Undocumented Residents to Get Essential Products 

Flyer available here



Support for Seniors during COVID-19

Education / Summer School Programs 

TDSB programs for Elementary, Secondary and Adults 


For newly arrived students and families – Orientation programs in the summer: 


Newcomers Experiencing Family Violence 

Newcomers and their dependent children without status in Canada who are experiencing family violence can apply for a fee-exempt Temporary Resident Permit (TRP): 

Newcomer Resources

June 18, 2020

Ontario Human Rights Commission 

Information and resources regarding many areas of human rights.  Access their Legal Support Centre at 416 597 4900 


Emergency Cooling Centres 

Click below to find a cooling centre near you: 


Relocation of TPL Food Bank Service 


African Food Basket Initiative 

Supporting members of the African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) community to access fresh produce during the COVID-19 Pandemic 


List of Organizations Supporting People with Precarious Immigration Status in Toronto 

Newcomer Resources

June 11, 2020



Toolkit for Supporting Refugee Claimants and Non-Status Persons during COVID-19


Health Care for Uninsured Persons during COVID-19



For questions about identification requirements for any service provided by the City of Toronto, call 311.


You do not need to provide any personal information when asking for this service.


Translate option at the bottom of the City of Toronto website - Translate the information into 51 different languages.

Newcomer Resources

June 4, 2020

Housing and Financial Supports 

Social Planning Toronto has developed a website to help front-line workers answer their clients’ most basic questions around financial and housing supports.  Available in multiple languages. 


Financial Relief Navigator: 

Learn about the help you can get to raise your income or lower your expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) COVID-19 Key Information 


Temporary Foreign Workers 

“COVID-19: A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada” from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the following languages: 

English version:  

French version: 

Spanish version: 

Health and Mental Health 

Online Multilingual Health Information Library 

Newcomer Resources

May 28, 2020


Food Hamper Delivery – See flyer for eligibility and contact info 



Resource to connect newcomer clients to program and resources around education: 


French-speaking Newcomers 

Community Resources for Francophone Newcomers 


Resources to Help Newcomers Settle in Ontario/ Toronto: 


News and Updates for Newcomers in Ontario: 


Social Isolation 

Online Peer Support Group for Newcomers
Everyday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Online Platform: Zoom 
Email: to receive an email invitation. 

Newcomer Resources

May 14, 2020


How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: visitors, foreign workers and students 


Persons with Precarious Status 

Toolkit for Supporting Refugee Claimants and Non-Status Persons during COVID-19 

Resource for Uninsured Patients in Toronto During COVID-19 



Ministry of Health has developed Q & A sheet about COVIC-19 in multiple languages: 

Mental Health Resource Hub for Chinese Canadians and others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic 



COVID-19 Resources for Non-Status Women 


Violence at Home 

Domestic Violence Toolkit for Frontline Staff 


City of Toronto Resource Page for “Violence at Home” 


Home Delivery for Vulnerable Persons 

Friendly Neighbour Hotline (Organized by University Health Network’s OpenLab): 
Service to help seniors in low-income housing pick up essentials like groceries and household items. Hotline available in 180 languages: 1 855 581 9580 


Red Cross Home Delivery Call Centre: 1 833 204 9952 



Housing Security for Black Tenants COVID-19 



  • Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO): 

  • Community legal clinics: Find your local clinic at: 

  • Workers’ Action Centre - Hotline is open M – F from 12 – 5:00pm: 416 531 0778; 1 855 531 0778 

  • Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Information Centre - 416-326-7160; 1-800-531-5551 


Tech Devices and WiFi 

The RCTech OUTREACH program provides low income individuals with affordable computer packages 


WIFI Access for Everyone- Shaw Communications’ Go WiFi finder:   




Free Interpretation Registration Form - MCIS is enabling a toll-free line for free immediate interpretation services to support Non-English or Limited English speakers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.  


Internationally Trained Health Care Workers 

Call for Skilled Frontline Health Care Workers - If you are retired, non-active, internationally educated, or a student in health care, please visit: 

International Students 

Flexibility in post-graduation work permit rules to help international students – New Release Gov’t of Canada May 14, 2020 

Canada making major study and work visa change for fall 2020 – CIC News, May 15, 2020 

Newcomer Resources

April 15, 2020



Toolkit for Supporting Refugee Claimants and Non-Status Persons during COVID-19


Health Care for Uninsured Persons during COVID-19



For questions about identification requirements for any service provided by the City of Toronto, call 311.


You do not need to provide any personal information when asking for this service.


Translate option at the bottom of the City of Toronto website - Translate the information into 51 different languages.

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Oct 19, 2020

​@JobStart our qualified employment counsellors know the unique barriers newcomers face in finding employment. And more importantly,  how to circumvent effectively! Learn how @JobStart newcomer programs can unlock your career potentional. Information Session this Wednesday at 1Pm.

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Oct 14, 2020

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Oct 13, 2020

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Oct 13, 2020




 General Laborers!

 ($ 21 - $28 per hour )

on Friday, October 16th, 2020

from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Please E-mail your resume to: Claudia

(You must be a Permeant Resident, Convention Refugee, or Canadian Citizen.   No international students.)

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Oct 1, 2020

JobStart is happy to partner up with Ontario Securities Commission on October 20th @ 10 AM to host a webinar on protecting your money from fraudsters and scammers. Please register through Eventbrite: 

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Oct 1, 2020

Toastmasters - An Intro to Public Speaking Do you want to: Improve your presentation skills? Speak with confidence? Prepare an impromptu speech? All while learning in a supportive group setting? Join us on October 8th @ 12:30 pm

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Sep 21, 2020

Join us on JobStart's "Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Older Adults (50-70 Years of Age)" Program.

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