YMCA of Greater Toronto touches lives of refugeesFebruary 03, 2016
The YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Newcomer Settlement Programs (NSP) play a direct role in the lives of thousands of refugees and immigrants each year.
Existing programs as well as future initiatives to impact lives of Syrian refugees across the GTA.
With the first of more than 25,000 Syrian refugees arriving in Canada, the YMCA of Greater Toronto will respond to the needs of many of those refugees through our Newcomer Information Centres (NIC), Language Assessment and Referral Centres, Newcomer Youth Leadership Development (NYLD), and Employment Centres, as well as through active partnerships with immigration committees, settlement councils, advisory committees and government partners.
Upon landing at Pearson Airport, refugees receive information packages that include an outline of the programs and services the YMCA of Greater Toronto provides. Our seven Newcomer Information Centres located throughout the GTA provide immediate support, working with families to create a settlement plan that includes referrals to community settlement and government agencies.
Please visit the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Welcoming Syrian Refugees BLOG for more information about the ways the YMCA is helping Syrian refugees.