YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Site: Barrie - 320 Bayfield St

Service: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
  • Settlement Services provided in-person and virtually (telephone, text or online) call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2970 
  • services include Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC), Care for Newcomer Children and Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
Regular 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
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Classes: Mon-Fri 9:15 am-2:15 pm  
Areas Served Simcoe County - Services provided in Barrie, Midland, Innisfil, Orillia and South Simcoe * Language classes in Barrie only
  • Due to funding restrictions English Language Classes are offered to permanent residents 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 English ; Arabic - Reception, Interpretation ; Chinese (Cantonese) - Reception, Interpretation ; Chinese (Mandarin) - Reception, Interpretation ; 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
Bayfield Mall
320 Bayfield St, Suite 63A
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1
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Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Reception Immigrant Services 705-241-2501
Fax 705-797-2022
E-Mail dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
Website https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/YMCAofSimcoeMuskoka/
Pinterest Pinterest: pinterest.com/YMCASM/newcomer-services
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/YMCASM
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/YMCASimcoeMuskoka?blend=6&ob=5
Primary Contact Dave Hamilton, Team Leader, Immigrant Services; Phone: 705-241-2501 ext 1437; Email: dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Janette McGee, General Manger, Immigrant & Youth Services; Email: janette.mcgee@sm.ymca.ca

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