Designed for youth who are new to Canada, this program offers one-on-one counselling and group activities that build connections, including leadership training, homework and arts clubs, organized sports and trips. We also provide English language training.
Newcomer Youth Settlement
WoodGreen works with young newcomers to foster a greater sense of belonging in their new Canadian home.
Ready to participate?
Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently unavailable. The program is being offered virtually and/or by phone.
To learn more, please contact:
815 Danforth Ave.
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To accommodate youth participation after school hours, activities may run until 8 p.m. Please contact us for more details.
Employment Skills for Level 1 Pre-Apprenticeship in Plumbing
In partnership with George Brown College, this 14-week skills training program provides newcomers and jobseekers with an opportunity to start their skilled trades career in plumbing. Participants will engage in 5-weeks of academic upgrading and have access to additional supports to assist them with their training throughout the program.
Settlement Services for Newcomers and Refugees
We work with immigrants and refugees to access affordable housing resources, employment opportunities and government services, including health care. We can also address questions regarding citizenship, permanent residency and work permits.
Newcomer Women Entrepreneurship Program (NWEP)
The Newcomer Women Entrepreneurship Program (NWEP) is a free online training program for English and Arabic-speaking women who are interested in learning and developing entrepreneurial skills to start a business.
Newcomer Community Integration Program
The Newcomer Community Integration Program (NCIP) works to address barriers experienced by newcomer immigrants and refugees who identify as women. We help to improve access to supports and opportunities that foster social and economic integration.
Youth Wellness Centre
The Youth Wellness Centre is a welcoming and inclusive space offering a range of services, including financial counselling, settlement programs, mental health support and access to community-based services to find supportive housing and employment opportunities.
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage is a guided process supporting Black youth (age 12 – 24) as they transition into adulthood. Our African-oriented approach emphasizes cultural and community connections and nurtures a greater sense of purpose, responsibility and resilience.
Mentoring Pathways to Employment (for Newcomers to Canada)
The Mentoring Pathways to Employment (MPE) program empowers skilled newcomers to find and retain meaningful employment in line with their education, skills and experience.
Employer Engagement for Immigrant Integration (EEII)
The Employer Engagement for Immigrant Integration (EEII) program supports newcomer professionals to improve their cross-cultural communication skills and connect with employment opportunities. We provide customized support to help clients build their network, understand the expectations of Canadian employers and adapt to workplace culture.
Older Workers’ Initiative (Ontario Works recipients only)
The Older Workers’ Initiative (OWI) aims to improve access to sustainable employment for job seekers aged 45 years or older who are on Ontario Works and have been unemployed for at least 1 year.
Youth Possibilities Project
The Youth Possibilities Project (YPP) is funded by Service Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. The program is open to youth aged 15 – 30 and offers 4 weeks of paid pre-employment training, followed by a 10-week paid job placement. With support from a job developer, participants explore their career options, secure a placement opportunity in their chosen field and gain valuable work experience and practical skills.
Youth Job Connection Program
Youth Job Connection (YJC) serves youth aged 15 – 29 who experience multiple or complex barriers to employment. The program provides more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.
Youth Job Connection Summer
The Youth Job Connection Summer program supports youth facing life challenges to make informed educational and career planning decisions.
Employment Accessibility Services for Persons with Disabilities Program
This program assists post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. Our team aims to reduce disability-related barriers to employment while supporting clients to achieve their goals.
The Capability program supports individuals with disabilities to enhance their employability skills and job prospects. Our team of job coaches and job developers work with clients to prepare for their transition into the labour market
Newcomer Settlement Program
The Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP) provides a range of settlement and employment services for immigrants and refugees
Foundations for Youth Success
Funded by the United Way Greater Toronto, Foundations for Youth Success is designed for youth experiencing multiple or complex barriers to education and employment. Building on activities offered through the Youth Job Connection program, it aims to equip participants with the life skills needed to successfully engage in employment or employment readiness programs.
TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
The Mentoring Partnership connects skilled immigrants with Canadian professionals in their field. Newcomers work with mentors to understand Canadian industry trends and the local labour market, develop more effective job search strategies and build their professional network.
Better Jobs Ontario
Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career) provides unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to secure in-demand jobs in their communities.
CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training Program
Delivered in partnership with George Brown College, this free training program is designed to address the challenges faced by women in trades and prepare participants for entry-level work in the manufacturing sector. It includes 14 weeks of CNC training and employability skills training, as well as an 8-week paid job placement.
Building Code Skills Development for Internationally Trained Individuals
Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, this 20-week skills-training program prepares internationally trained job seekers for the role of Building Official, working in the construction sector or public administration.
Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program
This free program equips students with skills related to the millwright trade, which involves installing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing industrial machines. Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, the program includes trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.
Visual Effects (VFX) Compositing
This VFX training program is designed to give Black youth a competitive edge as they launch careers in digital compositing. Over 23 weeks, participants gain the knowledge and experience necessary to find post-production work. Training includes a six-week paid internship.
Toronto Youth Job Corps Case Counselling
Our team provides Toronto Youth Job Corps participants with case management support to address life challenges affecting their program engagement.
English Language Services
With English Language training, newcomers can expand employment opportunities and access government services and community resources. We provide child care during class and support with transportation expenses for our in-person sessions.
Syrian Family Support Program
We work with Syrian newcomers, both individuals and families, to address their unique challenges as they settle in Canada. Services are offered in Arabic and English. .