Newcomers to Canada

Programs & Services designed for You

As a newcomer, you can access a variety of programs and services designed to make you feel at home.

This includes getting help to look for work by meeting with a Settlement Counsellor to support your immigration and settlement issues or bringing your preschool child to Ready for School Connects to learn about the Canadian elementary education system.

DPNCHC is pleased to announce the addition of a Family focused Settlement Worker who will be working to support newcomer families with young children.  Please contact Ingrid Moreno at x 223 to make an appointment.


You can get help from our Settlement Counsellor who provides assistance and referrals to both documented and undocumented newcomers to Canada about immigration, housing, health, education and other resources in the community. Service is available in both English and Spanish, and clients will be required to fill out a registration and intake form. Staff Contact: Erika Garcia x238

Ready For School Connects

Is your family Ready for School? Ready for School Connects is a program for newcomers and their children to help ease the transition to school in Canada. Parents can learn more about the Canadian school system and how to help their children prepare for school. Children can improve their English, make friends, and build their independence skills.

Activities Include 2 week summer programs, Healthy Child screening events, follow-up once the children have started school and training for community partners.

If you are interested in running a Ready for School Connects program in your community or would like more information about the program, visit our website at www.rfsc.ca to see our Staff Training Toolkit and RfSC Film. Please contact Marcelo Castro, Program Manager with any questions at 416-588-3755 ext. 555 ormcastro@dpnchc.ca



  • Growing Up Healthy Downtown
  • The 519 Church Street Community Centre/li>
  • St Christopher House, Woodgreen Community Services
  • Harbourfront Community Centre
  • Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre
  • University Settlement Recreation Centre
  • Dixon Hall
  • Family Service Toronto
  • East York East Toronto Family Resources
  • Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
  • Four Villages Community Health Centre (Early Years II Project)
  • Crescent Town School/li>
  • Secord School
  • George Webster School
  • People for Education
  • United Way Toronto
  • Toronto Community Foundation