NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Arab Community Centre of Toronto

Arab Community Centre of Toronto, Scarborough Office

COVID19 -- all services and programs provided through phone, email, Zoom, Google Meet, What's App and other channels whether in group sessions or individually * location is closed


Settlement Services
  • information and referral
  • housing and legal assistance
  • translation and interpretation
  • escort
  • counselling for students, individuals and families, liaising with Children's Aid Society
  • youth counselling and parenting sessions
  • orientation
  • settlement
Refugee services
  • referral and assistance with shelter, attendance at inquiry, employment, social, welfare and legal services
  • social and cultural activities
  • Ontario Community Participation -- volunteer placement program for Ontario Works recipients
Welcoming Syrians
  • services for Syrian newcomers or sponsor groups
  • support to facilitate the settlement process
  • workshops on cultural safety and sensitivity
  • GAR (government assisted refugees) Support Teams composed of settlement counsellors and volunteers
  • contact through email form at website, or 647-878-4441
Youth Services
  • settlement program encouraging civic participation and integration through a focus on recreation, sport, and mentorship
Access Centre for Ontario Electricity Support Program
  • assistance with applications
Employment Services
  • Job Search Workshops (JSW) for new immigrants, Convention refugees or Live-in Caregivers, legally entitled to work in Canada
  • 3 or 4 day job search techniques workshops, including assessment with a job coach, individual action plan, labour market information, life skills and preemployment workshops with resume preparation, networking * extensive individual assistance
Problem Gambling Program
  • culturally appropriate prevention, education and treatment
  • outreach and public education to community groups
  • individual or group counselling for gamblers or those affected
Domestic Violence Education Program
  • counselling and referral for victims of family violence
Open to everyone
Application Process
Drop in or call for appointment
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Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Dari, Dutch, English, French, Hindi, Lithuanian, Punjabi, Russian, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu, Interpretive Services
Rasha Mehyar, Settlement Manager
* fees for non-settlement services translations
Wheelchair accessible main entrance
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Last Updated On
October 1, 2020
1855 Lawrence Ave E
Toronto, ON, M1R 2Y3
Intersection: Pharmacy Ave and Lawrence Ave E;
Arab Community Centre of Toronto Site Location: Scarborough Office
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Hours of Operation
COVID19 -- services offered online
Service Area(s)
  • Markham
  • Toronto