Rexdale Women's Centre

Newcomer Assistance and Integration, Immigrant Settlement and Orientation Services

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Description & Services
Description Services offered in 18 different languages to newcomers, immigrants and refugees at various locations throughout the City of Toronto.  
 
Settlement Services  
•Needs Assessment and Referral 
•Information and Orientation 
•Interpretation and Translation 
•Referral to Community Resources 
•Solution focused Counselling 
•Employment-related services 
•Form Filling (Immigration, Citizenship, PR Card renewal, OW, Child Tax Benefit and more) 
•Crisis Support 
 
Integration Services 
•Communities Connections - Welcoming Communities 
Brings together newcomers to Canada and established community residents for friendship, sharing, and learning. There are two ways someone can join our program: as a newcomer or as a volunteer 
 
•Matching of Newcomers with Established Immigrants and/or Citizens 
Community volunteers and newcomers are matched as individuals or as families, to offer in-depth assistance and support to newcomers 
 
•Newcomer Family Drop-In Program 
Designed for children from 2 to 12 years of age. Promotes the development of language, cognitive, sensory, creativity and gross motor skills development 
 
•English Conversation Circle (ECC) 
An opportunity to practice every day English language skills and build self-confidence. A great venue for newcomers who are interested in increasing their fluency in English 
 
•Cooking Club 
Participants share recipes from all over the world and cook healthy meals while at the same time networking with other program participants 
 
•Movie Night 
Participants watch family oriented movies which generate lively discussions about their experiences and views towards various aspects of life 
 
•Volunteering in Communities Connection - Welcoming Communities Program 
To become a volunteer individuals must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident for more than 5 years, be knowledgeable about the community, be open to learning about and appreciating other cultures and be able to volunteer for about 2 hours a week, for at least 6 months 
 
•Community Outreach and Awareness 
Conduct regular outreach in the community, schools, businesses, associations, faith groups in order to raise awareness of the needs of newcomers and services that are provided and/or are available in the community 
 
•Settlement and Community Connection Services in Language Instruction and Libraries Program 
Supports offered in Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in schools, libraries and other locations that facilitate newcomers' access to and navigation of community services
Hours Mon, Thu, Fri 9am-5pm * Tue, Wed 9am-8pm * Sat 9am-12noon
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Services available to: newcomers, immigrants, refugees, Canadian women and their family dependants
Fees None
Languages English ; French - upon request ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Bosnian ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Dari ; Farsi (Persian) ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Italian ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Serbian ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Twi ; Urdu ; West Indian dialect ; Assyrian * Interpretation for other languages may be available-call for details
Contact Information
Address & Map
21 Panorama Court, Suite 23
Etobicoke, ON M9V 4E3
 
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Intersection Kipling Ave and Finch Ave W
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 416-745-0062
Fax 416-745-3995
E-Mail admin@rexdalewomen.org
Website www.rexdalewomen.org
Primary Contact Nasrin Hotaki, Program Coordinator; Phone: 416-745-0062 ext 282; Email: nhotaki@rexdalewomen.org
Primary Executive Fatima Filippi, Executive Director; Email: admin@rexdalewomen.org
Other Details
Established 1978
Funding City / Town ; Donations
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects
Subjects Community centres ; Computer training ; Form filling ; Immigrants ; Language instruction ; Multiculturalism ; Refugees ; Settlement services ; Women

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