YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Record #: BAR0648
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2024


Description (Service) Language instruction for newcomers to Canada including reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • free childcare for children aged 6 months to 4 years for those registered in the program levels 1 through 6
  • Settlement Services provided in-person and virtually (telephone, text or online) call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2970

Service Details

Hours Office:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-1:30 pm

Areas Served Simcoe County ; Language classes in Barrie only
  • Due to funding restrictions English Language Classes are offered to permanent residents and convention refugees only
  • Settlement Services are available to all immigrants and newcomers - regardless of status in Canada
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment test required prior to placement
  • Call 705-241-2501 for information
Languages Arabic - Reception, Interpretation; Chinese (Cantonese) - Reception, Interpretation; Chinese (Mandarin) - Reception, Interpretation; English; Farsi - Reception, Interpretation; Romanian - Reception, Interpretation; Russian - Reception, Interpretation; Ukrainian - Reception, Interpretation
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location YMCA Immigrant Services - Located in the Bayfield Mall - 320 Bayfield Street
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
320 Bayfield St
Suite 63A
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3C1
Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-241-2501, Immigrant and Youth Services Reception
E-Mail communityprograms@sm.ymca.ca
Website https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YMCAofSimcoeMuskoka/
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/YMCASM
YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/YMCASimcoeMuskoka?blend=6&ob=5
Primary Contact Dave Hamilton, Team Leader, Immigrant Services Services; Phone: (Cell) 249-288-2970; Email: dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Lisa Cook, General Manger, Immigrant and Youth Services; Email: lisa.cook@sm.ymca.ca
Mailing Address 320 Bayfield St 
Suite 63A 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3C1

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