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Newcomer Services

Social Enterprise for Canada led the design and development of a Welcome Centre concept for the Region of York. Of the 26 agencies that SEC engaged in the design process, four additional agencies were identified to serve as lead agencies and take the concept to action.

Social Enterprise for Canada chairs the initiative and is a joint partner with COSTI Immigrant Services, Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR), Centre for Information and Community Services (CICS), and Job Skills, in the ongoing development and operation of the centre.
The first Welcome Centre Immigrant Services is located at 9100 Jane Street, Building H, Units 56-67, in Vaughan, Ontario.

The Welcome Centre Immigrant Services is a one-stop, under one roof, blended core-service delivery hub designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources available in York Region. 

The Welcome Centre currently offers settlement and integration services; language training; accreditation and qualifications assistance, and employment supports. Other services such as legal services, mental health services, and culturally-appropriate family counseling may be offered at a later date.

Approval for four additional service hubs to be located in York Region was received recently. It is anticipated that the Newmarket hub, along with its mobile arm, will open for business in the spring of 2010.

For more information on the Welcome Centre, please click on www.welcomecentre.ca or contact us at info@welcomecentre.ca or at 1-877-761-1155.