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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Toronto

Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Toronto
4600 Bathurst St Suite 325, Toronto, ON M2R 3V3
North York West
Lea Soibelman, Intake, ph:416-630-6481 ext 5441,
Mon-Thu 9 am-5:15 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm
Landed immigrants, refugees or temporary residents * focus on Jewish community
Settlement (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- pre-arrival immigration information
* newcomer counselling, integration and orientation, support groups, information and referral
* assistance in finding housing
* computer access
* assistance with documentation
* notary public

Language Skills, Development and Training -- participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, childminding available, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry
* in various locations
* English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, in partnership with school boards
* Ready-for-School -- 2 week intensive ESL summer program for children entering school
* Conversation Café -- English practice at various locations
* Telephone Language Companion -- English practice

Employment Services -- resumes, vocational counselling
* JumpStart -- connecting skilled or internationally trained professional newcomers to employment with job placements, mentorship opportunities, volunteering and networking connections in their preferred fields
* short term financial assistance
* newcomer scholarships for education or upgrading
* various entrepreneurship or business start-up programs

Community Connections Mentorship 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
* seniors programs
* summer camp for children 30 months-15 years

Office also in Vaughan 905-881-6500
Call for appointment
English; French - (one counsellor); Spanish; Russian; Hebrew; Yiddish
Free * fee for some translation services
Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance; Easy access to elevator - braille features, lowered buttons; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall; Designated parking at entrance
Non Profit; Registered Charity
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Toronto
Address: 4600 Bathurst St Suite 325, Toronto, ON M2R 3V3;
Phone: 416-630-6481