Once Upon a Refugee: Chapter II - The Unrehearsed Plan

We are pleased to invite you to participate in Once Upon A Refugee - a community education event celebrating the experience and contributions of refugees, hosted by North York Community House.

In recognition of Refugee Awareness Month, North York Community House will present an interactive, multi-media presentation on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at York Woods Library Theater, 1785 Finch Ave W, North York.

This second annual event follows on our highly successful Once Upon a Refugee celebration held last April and will include theatrical presentations, music and dance by refugees to Canada, digital stories, and refreshments.

As a community organization that works extensively with refugees, we believe it is important to play an active role in highlighting the challenges that refugees have faced as well as the strengths, accomplishments, and contributions of refugees in Canada.

We would love for you to join us!

Please note:

  • Refreshments will be served from 6:00 - 6:45 pm. The program will begin at 6:45 pm.

  • Childcare is available for children between the ages of 2 - 12 years.
    Please contact Maxine at MMcKoy@nych.ca to register for childcare.

This is a free event. If you would like to make a contribution to our work please donate here: https://www.nych.ca/donations

For more information please email Maxine at MMcKoy@nych.ca

LEAP: After School Program (9 - 13 Yrs)

Have Fun & Learn at our After School Program!

We have games and crafts, sports-based activities, nutritional snacks, and educational workshops for children between the ages of 9 and 13!

Date: Wednesdays & Fridays starting March 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Woodview Park Library, 16 Bradstock Rd, North York

For more information please contact:
Jasmin: jdematos@nych.ca  | 647-465-3087

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Phone Interview Preparation

A 20 Minute Conversation over the Phone to Prepare you for Success!

Employers are increasingly using telephone interviews in Canada as part of their hiring process.

This course will aid you in developing your skills and confidence in:

  • Preparing for the telephone interview process

  • Telephone interview etiquette

  • How to stand out from other candidates

Date: Mondays | February 25 - March 18, 2019
Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Sessions will be conducted on the phone.

Please Note: Participants must be Permanent Residents (PR) or Convention Refugees

Program Certificate will be provided upon completion. 

For more information please contact:
Gulcin Topyurek: gtopyurek@nych.ca  | 416-543-8682

ALL for Seniors: Zumba Classes & English Conversation Circle

Join our FREE Zumba Classes and English Conversation Circle for Seniors!

Get moving, practice English conversation, and make new friends!

Date: Wednesdays | January 16 - March 20, 2019
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: North York Community House, Bathurst-Finch Hub, 540 Finch Avenue West

For more information and registration please contact:
Shova : sadhikari@nych.ca | 647-208-9733

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ALL for Seniors: Gentle Fitness & Computer Classes

Join our Gentle Fitness and Computer Classes for seniors at Black Creek Community Health Centre!

Date: Tuesdays | February 5 - April 9 (10 Weeks)
Time: 3 PM - 5 PM
Location: Black Creek Community Health Centre,
1 York Gate Boulevard, Room 160

For more information and registration please contact:
Shova : sadhikari@nych.ca | 647-208-9733

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ALL for Seniors: Gentle Fitness & Healthy Living Workshops

Join our Gentle Fitness and Healthy Living Workshops for seniors and get moving!

We have programs running at two locations.

Gentle Fitness & Healthy Living Workshop - Jane Street Hub

Date: Mondays | January 21 - March 25, 2019 (10 weeks - No Class February 18)
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Jane Street Hub, 1541 Jane Street

Register with:
Shova : sadhikari@nych.ca | 647-208-9733

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Gentle Fitness & Healthy Living Workshop - 505 Lawrence Avenue West

Date: Wednesdays | January 23 - March 27, 2019
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: 505 Lawrence Avenue West

Register with:
Shova : sadhikari@nych.ca | 647-208-9733

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Peer Outreach Leadership Training

Meet and Engage with your Community!

The Peer Outreach Leadership Training will build the capacity of newcomers to engage their community through effective outreach.

This free 10 session interactive training includes workshops on understanding newcomer needs, community resources, how to make referrals, and effective outreach strategies.

There is a practicum component where participants will get the chance to learn about their communities and practice outreach. Our goal is for residents to get to know each other, learn about their communities, and find ways to make each other’s voice heard.

Workshops include:

  • Overview of newcomer needs

  • Equity & Anti-Discrimination

  • Communication & Outreach Styles

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Introduction to Community Resources

  • Effective Outreach Strategies

A certificate of participation will be awarded upon completion.

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | February 25 - March 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Lawrence Square Mall, 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 350

*TTC tokens available upon request.

To register please complete and submit the application form below.

For more information please contact Fatima at fbarron@nych.ca | 416 898 6339

Employment & Financial Literacy Support for Newcomer Men

We offer employment readiness, financial literacy and life skills for newcomer men.

Employment Readiness Component includes:

  • Employment readiness training sessions 

  • One-on-one coaching 

  • Support in your job search including developing a cover letter, resume and job interview skills, etc.

  • Access to mentors and networking/workplace tour opportunities

  • Support while looking for employment

Financial Literacy and Life Skills Component includes:

  • Support to gain skills and access resources to cope with life changes in a new country

  • Learn basic money management skills to make better choices about your future

  • Individualized support around financial matters (i.e. tax filing, accessing benefits, budgeting, etc.)

This an ongoing program.
For more information please contact:
Ghazwan: 647-637-4176 | gtoma@nych.ca

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Become a Volunteer Mentor!

Share your Skills & Expertise with Newcomers!

Volunteer mentors provide support to Internationally Trained Professionals around Canadian Workplace Culture and the Labour Market. The Mentorship Program matches volunteers from specific industries with newcomers looking for employment in the same (or similar) industry.

We are looking for professionals with:

• Strong Interpersonal Skills
• Good Listening Skills
• Knowledge of Canadian Workplace Culture
• Open to knowledge & Exchange

For more information please contact:

Alin Moayedi: amoayedi@nych.ca  | 647-204-9070