Events

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites newcomers to an information session: Training Colleges and Universities.

New visitors must bring their PR card, Record of Landing paper or Notice of Decision letter for registration and arrive 30 minutes before the start of the session. NIC members may show their membership cards to participate.

Preparing for post-secondary education can be stressful and confusing. Newcomers to Canada face even more challenges, require more support, and often have more questions.

Come and learn how to apply for school and the different options and supports that are available to you as a student.

Topics:

Colleges and universities

The application process

Private colleges and adult education

Training courses and skills development

Student loans, bursaries, and scholarships

Registration is required.

Please contact at: 416-630-0330 ext. 31070

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Who Are We?

Project Canoe uses the outdoors, including wilderness canoeing, to create a transformative environment in which young people develop life skills, social competencies, and resiliency, thereby fostering their own personal success. We partner with our youth, supporting them as they carry these skills and successes forward to manage the complex challenges of their lives. We approach youth from “where they are” and we gently encourage every individual to challenge themselves.

Who Do We Serve?

Youth 13 – 18 who are facing social, emotional, behavioural, systemic and/or financial barriers and would like the opportunity to get out and experience a wilderness adventure in a safe and positive environment.

What Do We Do?

We bring youth to beautiful Algonquin Park on wilderness canoe trips. Youth can learn basic canoeing and camping skills, environmental awareness, and develop valuable social and leadership skills such as co-operative decision making, teamwork and conflict resolution.

2017 Session Dates:

5 Day Trips

July 11th - 15th

August 1st – 5th

August 22nd – 26th

8 Day Trips

June 29th – July 6th

July 19th – 26th

August 10th – 17th

Please Note: Previous camping/canoeing experience is not necessary.

Our Staff:

Project Canoe’s staff team is made up of experienced outdoors-people who love working with youth. Our staff members go through an intensive application and training process prior to the season, which enables them to work effectively with our targeted youth population, and manage behaviours on trip. Staff members have at least two seasons of experience working with youth, Bronze Cross or NLS certifications, Advanced Wilderness First Aid qualifications, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificates and abilities to plan and facilitate challenging, safe and fun canoe trips for youth. The staff to youth ratio on our trips is 2:4. Our high ratio allows personal attention and supervision for youth and helps the youth to create relationships and receive positive reinforcement.

Transportation:

Project Canoe provides a bus that will leave from Toronto and drive youth and staff to Algonquin Park. The pick-up and drop-off location is in the parking lot of Michaels located at 30 Billy Bishop Way. This is accessible via TTC Wilson Station.

Youth are asked to arrive at 8 am on the day of their trip and will be expected to return at approximately 5:30 pm on the last day of trip.

Cost:

We believe that every youth who is appropriate for our program should be able to participate, regardless of financial resources. The minimum cost for a youth to participate in a Project Canoe trip is $100/day; however, if needed, we can provide subsidies to cover the full or partial cost of canoe trips. We appreciate any and all contributions made by families and other youth supporters, such as referring agencies. Our Youth Intake Form includes a Subsidy/Payment Form, which outlines the process of obtaining subsidies.

Want More Info?

Visit: www.canoe.org

Call: 416-778-4311

E-mail: [email protected]

See map: Google Maps

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) is a non for profit organization with charitable status, and is non-political and non-sectarian. The ACCT is a focal point for all Arab and non-Arab communities in which they can find an outlet for settlement and social services inquiries.

The ACCT serves newcomers of all cultures, religions and ethnicities.

For events at the ACCT Camp, click here.

For general youth events, click here.

For more information, contact:

Yalla at [email protected]

For address and directions, click here.

The YMCA of Western Ontario's mission is to be a multi-service charity that provides opportunities for personal growth in spirit, mind and body for people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

For a list of Community Programs offered by the YMCA of Western Ontario, click here.

Click here to contact the YMCA of Western Ontario.

Immigrant Services Kingston and Area (ISKA) is dedicated to helping and supporting immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers in adjusting to their new community in Kingston, Ontario. Their services are free and they offer a variety of services to serve individuals, families and youth.

ISKA provides the following services for youth:

  1. Youth Settlement
  2. Drop-in Youth Group and Homework Club
  3. Multicultural Afterschool Program

Find out more about these services here.

Contact ISKA: 

Phone: 613.544.4661
Fax: 613.544.2916
E-mail: [email protected]

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community.

The Centre offers several programs aimed at newcomer and LGBTQ youth living in Toronto.

Find programs in which you would like to participate!

For more information, please contact The 519 front desk and information centre for all general inquiries at 416-392-6874 or email [email protected]

Welcome to the Next-Steps Employment Centres, operated by the Toronto District School Board, where job seekers can access a full range of employment services and support at any one of their seven locations in Toronto, Mississauga, and York Region.

Find their calendar here.