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Mennonite New Life Centre – Anger Management

Group Name: Mennonite New Life Centre – Anger Management

Description: The Mennonite New Life Centre envisions a society in which all people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. We will model an approach that brings together community engagement and community services, working together with newcomers to reduce insecurity and reach integration, strengthen voices and increase social equality. As a community-based settlement agency, the Mennonite New Life Centre is a place of welcome, friendship and community, where newcomers and neighbours gather to support each other, learn from each other, and take action together for a more just and compassionate society.

Anger can be a natural response to the stress of migration, the challenge of navigating new realities in a new language, and struggling to find meaningful employment. Through this program, we assist individuals to understand and better channel their anger. A specialized version of this program focuses on domestic violence, emphasizing prevention and accountability.

Where: 2737 Keele Street | North York, ON M3M 2E9

When: Runs weekly. Please call for more information.

Contact: Jorge Saban 647-780-9226 | 647-776-2057 | |

Centre for Immigration and Community Services (CICS) – Seniors Support

Group Name: Centre for Immigration and Community Services (CICS) – Evergreen Senior Support Group

Description: The 46-year momentum fuelled by the dedication, compassion and hard work of volunteers and staff places CICS at the forefront of serving immigrants. CICS is funded by three levels of government and United Way to provide a wide range of settlement programs and services in Toronto and York Region. Our staff speak 20 languages collectively and we serve immigrants of all age groups. CICS is committed to providing their clients with equal access to services that meet their individual needs.

Newcomer Senior Support Group
This support group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month inside the Milliken Mills Library. Fun-filled and informative activities such as wellness exercise, story-telling, and information sessions on settlement topics are organized by our Mandarin-speaking staff at the library and Settlement Workers. *** Languages: Mandarin & English

Where: 7600 Kennedy Rd, Unit #1 | Markham, ON L3R 9S5

When: Third Tuesday of every month starting in April, except the month of July where it will be on the last Tuesday. From 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: Shirley Lin 905-305-4117 | 905-479-7926 | |

Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre – Settlement and Immigration

Group Name: Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre (BILS) – Settlement and Immigration

Description: Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre (BILS) was founded in 1971 as a community based non-profit multi ethnic agency. They provide culturally sensitive services in Albanian, Bengali, Cantonese, English, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish and Urdu. All of their services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. They are committed towards providing services in an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment.

BILS’ settlement and immigration services are a critical part of the integration process for immigrants and refugees who experience barriers to fully participate in our society.

Services include:
• Refugee application
• Work or study permit
• Sponsorship information
• Permanent resident card
• Amendment of Record of Landing
• Citizenship application
• Information and referral
• Form filling
• Supportive counselling
• Interpretation
• Information on education and studying in Canada
• Career guidance
• Referral to government funded job training programs
• Income Security applications: Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
• Assistance with: Social assistance, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
• Child Tax Benefit, OHIP

Where: 672 Dupont Street, Suite 307 | Toronto, ON M6G 1Z6

When: Phone for specific information on programs and services and for an appointment.

Contact: 416-531-4613 |

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