YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Settlement Program

Record #: BAR0315
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2024

Location, Telephone & Internet

Office Phone 705-241-2501, Immigrant and Youth Services Reception
E-Mail communityprograms@sm.ymca.ca
Website https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services/#Im1
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Site Location Located in Bayfield Mall
Located In Community Barrie
Address 320 Bayfield St
Suite 63A
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3C1
Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400

Contact Information

Primary Contact Dave Hamilton, Team Leader; Phone: (Cell) 249-288-2970; Email: dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Lisa Cook, General Manager, Youth and Immigrant Services; Email: lisa.cook@sm.ymca.ca
Mailing Address 320 Bayfield St 
Suite 63A 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3C1

Description & Services

Description (Service) Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program)
  • Settlement Services provided in-person and virtually (telephone, text or online)
  • 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
  • provide 8-week virtual Citizenship course to help with the application process, and learn about becoming a Canadian citizen
Partner with COSTI to hold 'Orientation to Ontario Workshop' and with Georgian College for International Student Connect group
Hours Barrie Office
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

In-person Settlement Supports in the Community
Call for information to arrange a meeting in the community

Virtual Appointments
Hours vary
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Permanent residents, refugees, refugee claimants, Canadian Citizens who have immigrated to Canada are eligible for settlement services
  • For Information call 705-241-2501 or email dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
  • To book an appointment, call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2970
Languages Arabic - Reception, Interpretation; Chinese - Reception, Interpretation; English; French - Reception; German - Reception, Interpretation; Japanese - Reception, Interpretation; Mandarin - Reception, Interpretation; Other - Have staff that speak these languages; Portuguese - Reception, Interpretation; Romanian - Reception, Interpretation; Russian - Reception, Interpretation; Spanish - Reception, Interpretation; Ukrainian - Reception, Interpretation
Fees None

Other Details

Physical Access Fully Accessible

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