Description (Service) Provides support to help newcomers, immigrants, and protected persons (formerly known as refugees) to connect to the community and support their overall emotional and social wellbeing through individualized support and community programming
  • Services include:
    • individual counselling to culturally diverse clients with migration and culture-related issues
    • International Student Support (ISS), delivered in partnership with Mental Health and Well-being at Georgian College
    • Outreach groups including Coffee & Craft Club and Yoga Club

Service Details

Hours Program hours vary, contact for information or check for specific dates and times
Areas Served Simcoe County
  • Newcomers, immigrants, protected persons and international students aged 12+
  • Younger children are welcome within a family context under the supervision of their participating adult(s)
Application Counselling Appointment: Call 705-715-2153 to book an appointment or email

Community Connections: Call 705-230-6172 or email

International Student Support:Call 705-230-6014 or email
Languages English ; French - Interpretation ; American Sign Language (ASL) - Interpretation ; Arabic - Interpretation ; Chinese (Cantonese) - Interpretation ; Chinese (Mandarin) - Interpretation ; Dutch - Interpretation ; Farsi - Interpretation ; German - Interpretation ; Hindi - Interpretation ; Italian - Interpretation ; Ojibway - Interpretation ; Polish - Interpretation ; Portuguese - Interpretation ; Punjabi - Interpretation ; Russian - Interpretation ; Somali - Interpretation ; Spanish - Interpretation ; Tamil - Interpretation ; Ukrainian - Interpretation ; Urdu - Interpretation ; Interpretive Services - Interpretation ; Spark'd is delivered directly in English, Portuguese, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Services are provided in other languages via interpretation services.
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Orillia Common Roof
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
20 Anne St S
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C6
Intersection Front St S & Queen St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-715-2153
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Primary Contact Ayesha Karim-Mian, International Student Outreach Coordinator; Phone: 705-230-6014; Email:
Alternate Contact Amanda Fellows, Manager of Community Programs; Phone: 705-726-2503 ext 113; Email:
Mailing Address 20 Anne St S 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 2C6

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