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Help for newcomer women and their families

Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW) was founded by a group of Latin American refugees in 1983.

For the past 30 years, it has been helping immigrant women from all around the world to become part of the wider community.

With the help of volunteers and community partners, its friendly, all-female staff provides employment and settlement services, skills development, and language training, completely free of charge. There are also programs for children, including child care for kids between 19 months and six years of age.

NEW provides a safe, welcoming environment for newcomer women and their families. For many of the staff and participants, new is like a second home and there’s always room for more women to join the family.

“For me new is like a family where you share difficult and happy moments, have useful advice and support, celebrate international holidays together,” says Teodora, former new member. “And I’m really happy to be a part of this family. Thank you!”

NEW offers:
• Employment services and programs
• Settlement services
• elp (English Language Program)
• Zumba classes
• Nutrition and cooking classes
• Leadership training and volunteer opportunities
• Math tutoring and reading circles for children.

Newcomers to Canada have many questions.
Where can I find a doctor?
How do I find housing?
When can I apply for citizenship?
Where can I find healthy food?
What are my legal rights at work?
I need help filling out forms.
How do I read my water bill?
What are property taxes?
NEW can help answer these and more.

Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto provides support, advocacy and information to individuals and families who need information and resources on many, different issues, including:
• Computer classes
• Legal and social services
• Housing and tenant rights
• Education and health services
• Employment and job search assistance
• Programs for internationally-trained professionals
• Credential evaluations
• Shelter, food and clothing
• Child, youth and family resources
• Filling out forms and applications
• Orientation to Toronto and Canadian life
• Understanding property tax and utility billing in Toronto

For more info, contact Natasa Boskovic, Manager, Settlement Program at sc@newcomerwomen.org or 416-469-0196.

Posted: Jan 5, 2016

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