• New to Canada?
    Need information and support in your language?

    Our settlement counsellors speak over 30 languages. We provide information and referrals to community and government services, assist with applications and connect with Welcome Centre programs to help you settle in Canada. Free services.

  • Want to understand the education system and help your child to succeed?

    The school settlement workers will guide newcomer students navigate the education system, make friends, and help their families engage in the school community. Contact us for multilingual support. Free services.

  • Do you need to connect and expand your social and professional network?

    Learn Canadian Ways!
    Build Connections and Networks to assist you Integrate into your new community!
    Participate in Interactive Conversation Circles, Professional Networks, Study Groups, or Social / Cultural events with our Volunteers / Mentors.

  • Looking for newcomer-friendly settlement information at your local library or online?

    Get reliable information on various topics, such as: PR card renewal; Canadian citizenship; introduction to Service Canada, OHIP, income tax, etc. Library resources for school success, training, job search, family fun, and more...

  • Want to talk to a counsellor? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed?

    We are here for you. Reach out to our counsellors to talk about stress management, effective communication, relationships, parenting and mental health concerns.


Our Services

Settlement Services

We help newcomers settle into the community, develop understanding of life in York Region, integrate and contribute into all aspects of Canadian life.
Settlement services are provided for newcomers, immigrants, refugees and citizens in over 30 languages.
Individual settlement counselling and group sessions are provided in the five Welcome centres, public and Catholic schools, libraries, and community centres across York Region.
All services are free and confidential.

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Counselling Services

Counselling is a conversation between an individual (including couples and families) and a professional counsellor to explore thoughts and feelings during a time of transition or difficulty in life.
A professional counsellor will listen carefully to your concerns, and help you with exploring and identifying ways to cope with your situations.
Our team includes registered professionals in marriage and family therapy, psychotherapy and social work.

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