Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

Site: Immigrant Women Resource Centre

Record Details
Alternate Name CICS ; IWRC ; Welcome Centre Immigrant Services
Former Name Centre for Information and Community Services of Ontario (2013) ; Chinese Information and Community Services (1998)
Office Phone 905-415-9763
After Hours Phone 905-479-7926
Website www.yrwomen.com
Primary Contact Kula Kulasegaram, Settlement Worker; Phone: 905-415-9763 ext 103
Alternate Contact Christine Ng, Program Manager of Settlement Services; Phone: 905-415-9763 ext 3218
Funding City / Town - City of Toronto ; Regional / Municipal - York Region ; United Way ; Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)
Description (Service) Settlement Services
Information and referral * orientation, needs assessment * translation and interpretation * supportive counselling * bridging services * form filling * workshops and tours * employment counselling * one-on-one and group information sessions * immigrant women advocacy

Professional Networking Programs
Women volunteer training * Newcomer Women's Networking group

Employment and skill enhancing programs
SOAR (Skills, Opportunities, Action plan, Resources) Office Administration Employment Training -- for low to moderate income earning immigrant women with limited English skills to find a job in office/administrative positions * 6 weeks in-class training on computer, job search, soft skills * one-on-one job search coaching * 4 week job placement * connection to employment opportunities * call to arrange intake interview and pre-screening assessment

Food Handler Certificate Program
Women Entrepreneurship Training
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Year round * see website, call or email for program dates
Areas Served North York East ; Scarborough Central ; Scarborough North ; York Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Newcomer women and their families
Application Call for information or visit website to register for programs
Languages English ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Tamil ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Located In Community Markham
Address & Map
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services
7220 Kennedy Rd, Unit 5
Markham, ON L3R 7P2
View Google Map
Intersection Kennedy Rd and Steeles Ave E
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Service Categories Business Assistance Services ~ Women ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Women ; Food Safety Education ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Women ; Individual Advocacy ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; Interpretation/Translation ~ Women ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Women ; Occupation Specific Job Training ~ Clerical/Administrative Support Occupations ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; Volunteer Development


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