YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Site: Barrie - 320 Bayfield St

Service: Immigrant Services - Settlement Program

Record Details
Source From iCarol Yes
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone Reception Immigration Services 705-241-2501
Website https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services/#Im1
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Site Location Located in Bayfield Mall
Located In Community Barrie
Address Bayfield Mall
320 Bayfield St, Unit 63A
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1
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Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Contact Information
Primary Contact Alaa Alasaad, Administrative Assistant; Email: alaa.alasaad@sm.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Yana Skybin, Settlement Counsellor; Email: yana.skybin@sm.ymca.ca
Primary Executive Dave Hamilton, Team Leader, Immigrant Services; Email: dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
  • In-person services are suspended at this time including English Language Classes and Care for Newcomer Children Program  
  • continue to provide settlement support services by telephone, text or using online resources 
  • for support or for more information, call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2907
Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program)  
  • orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community 
  • may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
Partner with COSTI to hold 'Orientation to Ontario Workshop' and with Georgian College for International Student Connect group
Hours COVID-19 Response 
  • Office closed, for settlement support services, call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2907
Regular Hours 
  • Barrie: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm or by appointment 
  • Midland, Muskoka by appointment 
  • Innisfil: Tue afternoon
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County - Barrie, Bradford and weekly services in Midland, Innisfil
Eligibility Permanent residents, refugees, refugee claimants, Canadian Citizens who have immigrated to Canada are eligible for settlement services
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French - Reception ; Arabic - Reception, Interpretation ; Chinese - Reception, Interpretation ; German - Reception, Interpretation ; Japanese - Reception, Interpretation ; Mandarin - Reception, Interpretation ; Portuguese - Reception, Interpretation ; Romanian - Reception, Interpretation ; Russian - Reception, Interpretation ; Spanish - Reception, Interpretation ; Ukrainian - Reception, Interpretation ; Have staff that speak these languages
Fees None
Other Details
Established 1989
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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