Catholic Community Services of York Region

Richmond Hill Branch

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Record #: NKT0776 Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 16 Apr 2013
Record Details
FundingRegional / Municipal - Regional Municipality of York ; Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship ; Federal - Citizenship and Immigration of Canada ; Grants - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - Sharelife ; Sharelife; Catholic Charities; National Crime Prevention
Confidential I&R BulletinImmigrants without Health Coverage
Alternate NameCCMP ; CCSYR ; Community Connection Mentorship Program ; Community Connections Mentorship Program ; HOST Program ; IN Program - Integration Network ; Job Search Workshops ; JSW ; Newcomer Settlement Program ; NSP
Address NotesRichmond Hill
Address21 Dunlop St
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 2M6
 
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Mailing Address21 Dunlop St 
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 2M6
Office Phone905-770-7040
FaxRichmond Hill 905-770-7064
After Hours Phone905-770-7040
Toll Free Phone1-800-263-2075
E-mailccsyr@ccsyr.org
Websitewww.ccsyr.org
Executive 1Bob Hickey, Executive Director
Executive 2Stephen Lam, Director of Immigrant Services and Community Programmes
Contact 1Doug Loweth, Director of Counselling Services and Family Life Education
Contact 2Faye Roberts, Coordinator, Integration Network and Volunteer Program
Volunteer CoordinatorFaye Roberts, Coordinator, Integration Network and Volunteer Program
Areas ServedYork Region
Intersection3 lights north of Major Mackenzie, 4 blocks south of Elgin Mills, north side of Dunlop just east of Yonge next to St. Mary Immaculate Church
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; evening appointments available
LanguagesArabic ; Chinese - Cantonese; Mandarin ; French ; Hindi ; Italian ; Korean ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Russian ; Somali ; Spanish ; Thai ; Urdu ; Gujarati ; Serbo-Croatian ; Mandarin ; A full team of professionals provides services in Arabic, Armenian, Azari, Bosnian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Pilipino (Hiligaynon, Tagalog, Visayas), Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Somali, South Asian (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Pushto, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu), Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Twi and Vietnamese
EligibilityAll residents of York Region * Newcomer Settlement Program - open to newcomers * Integration Network Program (Community Connection Mentorship Program) - newcomers 19 years or over * immigration papers or permanent resident card required  
ApplicationMust register in advance
FeesNone ; Fee for counselling on sliding scale; no client is refused service if unable to pay
DescriptionServes individuals and families in York Region within the values and traditions of the Catholic Church * counselling services are geared toward helping people with personal, marital and family problems * the Agency's community programmes and immigrant services are designed to help immigrants and refugees to become established and contributing members of the community

Blended Families program: a free, five-session workshop series for parents living in blended or step-families * offers a variety of different strategies and methods to tackle issues such as: myths and expectations in blended families; guilt, resentment, and jealousy; helping children adjust; roles and responsibilities; discipline, visitation and holidays; and ex-partners and the extended family * call for more information and to register (ext 237)

Community Connections Mentorship Program (formerly HOST Program) -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

IN Program - Integration Network: helps newcomers adjust, adapt, and integrate into Canadian society through social connections and shared activities * Canadian volunteers provide newcomers with the opportunity to practice English and French, discover the Canadian culture, receive information on education and employment issues, and learn about community services * newcomers who are Permanent Residents, living in Canada for less than 3 years or Convention refugees are eligible for this program
SubjectsCounselling ; Family support ; Friendship services ; Immigrants ; Information and referral ; Job search training ; Leadership training ; Multiculturalism ; Orientation ; Race relations ; Refugees ; Resumes ; Seniors ; Settlement services ; Vocational counselling
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible
Block Update EmailsNo