YMCA of Greater Toronto
Established in 1853, The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that makes communities stronger by helping people reach their full potential. Serving the population of the GTA, Durham, Peel, York, Halton Regions and Dufferin County, the YMCA works to build healthy communities. The YMCA, in partnership with more than 250 organizations, is committed to nurturing children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. The YMCA of Greater Toronto provides newcomers with settlement information and referral, language assessment and referral (for government-funded English and French language classes), newcomer youth programs, Canadian culture and society information sessions, volunteer opportunities, government form-filling assistance, translation and interpretation, an income tax clinic, access to computers, libraries with settlement resources, and much more. YMCA Newcomer Settlement Programs are available at various locations throughout the city. Newcomers may walk in during extended hours without appointments, Monday to Saturday, and receive services in over 50 languages. Appointments are only required for language assessments.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is committed to helping newcomers settle into their new lives in Canada. In addition to settlement services, the YMCA also offers: child care, camps and outdoor education, fitness, sports and aquatics programs, food and nutrition education, education and employment programs, housing and social services, volunteer and leadership training and international development.