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

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services

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Description
COVID19 -- services continue by phone and email * no walk-in service

Information and Orientation Services -- settlement services for newcomers who have been in Canada for less than 4 years, including landed immigrants, Convention refugees and foreign-born Canadian citizens * orientation * information sessions * supportive counselling * employment assessment and preparation * information and referral including housing * job fair * computer with free Internet access * advocacy * interpretation * access to community resources * English conversation classes * participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry * Care for Newcomer Children -- childminding for parents attending sessions



Newcomer Settlement Program -- volunteer recruitment and training * outreach * advocacy * cultural activities



Violence Against Women -- individual and family counselling for assaulted women and children * assists victims of domestic violence who are at risk of abuse * domestic violence prevention workshops * support group for abused women * educational workshops


Men Make a Difference -- culturally appropriate group sessions to learn techniques for developing healthy relationships, resolve conflict, and cope with anger




Seniors services -- recreational activities * support groups for isolated Afghan senior women and assistance accessing community resources
Eligibility
Open to all
* focus on newcomers
Application Process
Call or visit website for information
Phone
Reception 416-431-4847 ext 100
Fax
416-431-7283
Website
Visit Website
Email
reception@safss.org
Languages
Bengali, Cantonese, Dari, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu
Fees
None
Accessibility
Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
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Last Updated On
June 21, 2021
Address
1200 Markham Rd, Suite 214
Toronto, ON, M1H 3C3
Intersection: Markham Rd and Ellesmere Rd;
Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services Site Location: Head Office
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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Markham
  • Toronto