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Community Resources for Patients and Families

New to Canada

Government services


City of Toronto - Newcomer Services

Find resources and supports if you are new to the Toronto


Government of Ontario - Community Health Centres

List of health care centres for people who do not have OHIP coverage


Government of Ontario - Interpreters for domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking victims

Find interpreters for more than 70 languages, including sign language, for agencies working with newcomers and refugees who experienced domestic or sexual violence and human trafficking.


Government of Ontario - Services for newcomers and refugees

List of settlement agencies that will help you fill out paperwork and adapt to life in Canada


IFHC - Interim Federal Health Program

Funding for health care coverage when you are new to Canada


Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

Information from OCASI on free healthcare services when you do not have OHIP coverage

Support agencies


Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture - Settlement Services

Help if you are refugee who has survived torture or maltreatment and is looking to build a new life, call: (416) 363-1066


Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

For information if you are recent immigrant or refugee and would like to know more about your rights


COSTI

Wide variety of programs, services and supports if you are a recent immigrant or refugee


Legal Aid Ontario

For legal support if you are a refugee claimant or need legal support with a immigration challenge


NewYouth

Online support for young people who are immigrants or refugees


JVS Toronto

Find resources and supports for refugees


Salvation Army - Immigrant and Settlement Services

For help with immigration, finances, health, job finding, ESL courses and housing applications.


Settlement.org

Find resources and supports for refugees, immigrants and people new to Ontario


The 519

For settlement and support services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees, protected individuals and permanent residents


The Housing Help Centre

Help with housing people with immigrant, permanent residency or refugee status, call (416) 285-8070 (Toronto or York Region only). *You may be added to a wait list.