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WoodGreen values our staff and clients tremendously.

Immigrant Services

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Are you new to Canada?

Every year, WoodGreen helps nearly 8,000 immigrants and their families settle into their new lives in Canada.

Arriving in Canada as a parent, young person, with a family or on your own can be challenging. A new language, culture and unfamiliar locations can be tough to navigate. For more than four decades, WoodGreen has offered a variety of programs for newcomer youth, internationally trained professionals, and all those who are new to Canada.

Our wide range of free services is offered in-person and online. They include:

  • orientation
  • counseling
  • English language programs
  • settlement and employment workshops
  • job search support
  • mentorship
  • connection to employers
  • employment bridging programs for internationally-trained professionals
  • certified Microsoft computer training
  • youth programs
  • self-help networks
  • newcomer volunteer program
  • social and recreational activities

Above all, we work to ensure newcomers to Canada develop a real sense of belonging to this country.

To book an appointment with a counsellor send us an e-mail at imsappointment@woodgreen.org

Contact us for more information today. Connect with us through the Social Media.

Services

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Program NameProgram DescriptionLocation
Boundless Possibilities for Women
A free, full-time program for women seeking employment. Includes a certificate in Microsoft Office 2016, a 4-week internship and a 4-week paid internship. Please note that the program name has... 815 Danforth Avenue
Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained Individuals
Join WoodGreens Newcomer Professional Bridging Programs to launch your career: Career counseling Job search support Job Coach Mentorship Profession specific language training ... 1491 Danforth Avenue
Care for Newcomer Children
Free Care for Newcomer Services for qualified English Language Learners. TTC tokens available to qualified clients. 1491 Danforth Avenue
Chinese Workers Network
Support Chinese workers who may have lost their jobs or are denied services. PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS: Newcomers to Canada DESCRIPTOR: Workers Rights 1491 Danforth Avenue
Community Connections Program
The Community Connections Program unites newcomers with Canadian volunteers. Here, they can become more connected to their communities, practice English communication skills and learn more about... 815 Danforth Avenue
English Language Services
English language instruction is an essential element in helping newcomers to feel at home and be fully productive in their new land. Immigrant Services offers Language Instruction for Newcomers to... 1491 Danforth Avenue
Financial Literacy
Teach financial literacy to newcomers to Canada. PROGRAMRESTRICTIONS: Workshops for newcomers to Canada Multiple Locations
Healthy Future Program (No Fee)
Health Promotion: (Nutrition Healthy Eating; Falls Prevention; Diabetes Education; Mental Health; Healthy Heart Education Awareness); Stroke Prevention education. PROGRAM TYPE: Social-... Services provided in Supportive Housing sites and Libraries
Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound assists single, female-led families who are living in unstable conditions make a successful transition to sustainable employment, permanent housing and independent living for... Info Line: (416) 645-6000 ext. 3030
Housing Locations
WoodGreen`s Housing locations: 570 Coxwell Avenue 444 Logan Avenue 55 Pape Avenue 17 Renwick Crescent 841 Queen Street East 1070 Queen Street East 137 Sears Street The...  
Mentorship for Internationally Trained Professionals
Internationally Trained Professionals will be matched with Canadian Professionals to help build an understanding of Canadian workplace best practices and build professional networks. Program... 815 Danforth Avenue
Newcomer Youth Settlement
One on one supportive counselling. Group programs, workshops, leadership development,homework and arts clubs, sports, events, and trips. PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS: 13 - 24 years in age. 815 Danforth Avenue
Settlement Services & Newcomer Settlement Programs
This program helps Newcomers to navigate systems in Canada PROGRAM COMPONENTS: One on one supportive counselling, group programs, workshops, events, and trips. Satellite services inEast Toronto.... Multiple Locations
Sisters in Action Youth Program
Sisters in Action holds a Homework Help after school on Wednesday’s from 3:30- 4:30pm at Wilkinson Public School for students in Grade 1-6. The Homework Help program is pleased to accept young women... 815 Danforth Avenue
Social and Recreational Programming for Newcomers
Trips, events, tours and visits to GTA landmarks, universities and schools. Partnership with Ontario Science Centre, AGO, ROM and the Crows Theatre. 815 Danforth Avenue
Transitions to Success
Transitions to Success is a free, five-month, full-time program for women seeking employment, and includes Microsoft Office 2016 Certification. Transitions to Success helps women improve their... 815 Danforth Ave.,

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"When I came to Canada, I was very excited about the new country.  I have lots of plans and lots of wishes.  I thought only good things but everything has both aspects.  After some time, I felt very helpless.  The first and the main problem is language. I realized first I have to improve my language but how, I didn’t know.  I knew about Woodgreen by one of our relatives.  I am in the LINC program at WoodGreen, but I also learn about the culture, custom, law and lots of things.  Now I know lots of things which help me in various directions. Now I just feel like home because when I first came to Canada, I was helpless, I was strong butWoodGreen gave me support.  For me, I believe for many people, it is the ray of light in dark, the ray of hope."
-Shahla Fazal

Health & Safety

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Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act gives workers rights. It sets out roles for employers, supervisors and workers so they can work together to make workplaces safer.

Improve Health and Safety:

  • Find out about your Joint Health and Safety Committee or Health and Safety Representative.
  • Talk to your employer, supervisor, workers, joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative about health and safety concerns.

Workers have the right to:

  • Know about workplace hazards and what to do about them
  • Participate in solving workplace health and safety problems
  • Refuse work they believe is unsafe

Workers must:

  • Follow the law and workplace health and safety policies and procedures
  • Wear and use the protective equipment required by their employer
  • Work and act in a way that won’t hurt themselves or anyone else
  • Report any hazards or injuries to their supervisor

Employers must NOT take action against workers for following the law and raising health and safety concerns.

Employers must:

  • Make sure workers know about hazards and dangers by providing information, instruction and supervision on how to work safely
  • Make sure supervisors know what is required to protect workers’ health and safety on the job
  • Create workplace health and safety policies and procedures
  • Make sure everyone follows the law and the workplace health and safety policies and procedures
  • Make sure workers wear and use the right protective equipment
  • Do everything reasonable in the circumstances to protect workers from being hurt or getting a work-related illness.

Supervisors must:

  • Tell workers about hazards and dangers, and respond to their concerns
  • Show workers how to work safely, and make sure they follow the law and workplace health and safety policies and procedures
  • Make sure workers wear and use the right protective equipment
  • Do everything reasonable in the circumstances to protect workers from being hurt or getting a work-related illness.

Call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008.
Report critical injuries, fatalities, work refusals anytime.
Workplace health and safety information, weekdays 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Emergency? Always call 911 immediately.

Find out more: ontario.ca/healthandsafetyatwork