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News and Events in the Community

​​​​  COVID-19 Information and Resources

​  Calendar of Events​​

Multilingual Census Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the census, when it occurs, why it's important and how census information is used. 

We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, colleagues and clients.

Multilingual 9-1-1 Fact Sheet

The Tempory Foreign Worker community can often face language barriers, and may experience fear or lack of understanding on how to access public services. 

With spring upon us, we enter another season of increasing numbers of seasonal workers in Ontario while continuing to struggle with the pandemic response.

The attached 9-1-1 Fact Sheet has been prepared to inform migrant workers on how to access 911 services for ambulance response. Please, click on the 9-1-1 Fact Sheets below to access the information:

​LanguageFact Sheet #1​Fact Sheet #2
​English​Calling 911 when you need emergency health care
911_factsheet_8-5x11_EN v3 1.pdf
​What to expect when calling 911 for a health emergency
911_factsheet_8-5x11_EN v3 2.pdf
​FrenchComposer le 911 pour obtenir des soins médicaux d’urgence
911_factsheet_8-5x11_FR v3 1.pdf
À quoi s’attendre lorsqu’on compose le 911 lors d’une urgence médicale
911_factsheet_8-5x11_FR v3 2.pdf
اتصل برقم 911 عندما تحتاج إلى رعاية صحية طارئة
ما الذي يمكن توقعه عند الاتصال برقم 911 في حالة الطوارئ الصحية
Simplified Chinese
S-Chinese-911_factsheet_8-5x11 1.pdf
S-Chinese-911_factsheet_8-5x11 2.pdf
Traditional Chinese
T-Chinese-911_factsheet_8-5x11 1.pdf
T-Chinese-911_factsheet_8-5x11 2.pdf
Spanish​Llame al 911 cuando
necesite atención médica
de emergencia
Spanish_911_factsheet_8-5x11_EN v3 1.pdf
​Qué esperar cuando llama al
911 debido a una emergencia
Spanish_911_factsheet_8-5x11_EN v3 2.pdf
Filipino (Tagalog)Pagtawag sa 911 kapag kailangan
ninyo ng pang-emergency na
pangangalaga ng kalusugan
Tagalog_911_factsheet_8-5x11_EN v3 1.pdf
Ano ang dapat asahan kapag
tumawag sa 911 para sa
emergency sa kalusugan
Tagalog_911_factsheet_8-5x11_EN v3 2.pdf
Thai​โทร.911 เมื่อคุณต้องการการดูแล
THAI-911_factsheet_8-5x11 1.pdf
​สิ่งที่จะเกิดขึ้นเมื่อโทร 911 สำหรับ
THAI-911_factsheet_8-5x11 2.pdf
​Goi 911 khi quý vi  can cham sóc suc khoe khan cap
VIET-911_factsheet_8-5x11 1.pdf
​Moi viec se  dien ra nhu the  nào khi quý
vi goi 911 de thông báo mot truong hop
khan cap ve  suc khoe​
VIET-911_factsheet_8-5x11 2.pdf

South Simcoe Multi-lingual Family Support Groups

The CMHA York and South Simcoe offers multi-lingual virtual Family Support Groups. The program is designed for families who are supporting their loved ones on their mental health journeys with a safe and supportive environment free from language barriers.

For more information, please see the following posters:

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being - Arabic.pdf

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being - Chinese.pdf

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being - Farsi.pdf

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being - Tamil.pdf

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being - Russian.pdf

Brohures are also available in:

Arabic Newcomer brochure.pdf

Chinese Newcomer brochure.pdf

English Newcomer brochure.pdf

Farsi Newcomer brochure.pdf

French Newcomer brochure.pdf

Italian Newcomer brochure.pdf

Russian Newcomer brochure.pdf

Spanish Newcomer brochure.pdf

Tamil Newcomer brochure.pdf

Urdu Newcomer brochure.pdf

Simcoe County Settlement & Language Training Services

Bradford Immigrant and Community Services (BICS):

  Clients can be assisted via telephone, and email.  LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes are currently offered online.  ​

Clients requiring any assistance can call the office number (905-775-3343) or send an email to inquiries@bradfordimmigrant.ca.​

For more information please visit: http://bradfordimmigrant.ca​​

English Language Learning Classes:

The English Learning Classes want to assure you that the health and well-being of our students and staff remains a top priority for the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). We are in regular contact with our local health authority, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), and continue to take their direction on all matters related to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). ​


​​To register for our classes and get more details please contact the Learning Centre:

  • Barrie – 705-725-8360 x 45151
  • Bradford – 905-775-4432
  • Collingwood – 705-445-9019
or email Gerry Anderson at ganderson@scdsb.on.ca

Job Finding Club for Immigrants:

The Job Finding Club for Immigrants a​t Georgian Employment Services centres will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. However, they will continue to serve clients remotely. That means this site will not provide face-to-face services at this time.

Please see the JFCI flyer:​ JFCI 2021-22 Flyer.pdf

You can access all services by connecting to them with:
TEXT: (705) 315-0393 or 705-796-2016;
EMAIL: iwantajob@georgiancollege.ca;
PHONE: (705) 722-1505 ext. 4103 or 4110

For more information please visit: https://www.georgiancollege.ca/job-finding-club-immigrants/

Occupational Specific Language Training (OSLT) Classes:

Georgian College will be offering Workplace Communications Skills for Professional Managers (focused on business and technology) from October to March, and a variety of courses for health care professionals starting at the end of September.

All courses are offered remotely, with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery, and are open to permanent residents and protected persons whose English skills are at an intermediate level (Canadian Language Benchmark 6 to 8.) There is no charge for students to participate in these courses and, as the courses are delivered remotely, students from across the province can participate.

See  https://www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/oslt/ for more information. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about a course or to book a CLB assessment, please send an email oslt@georgiancollege.ca or call 705.728.1968, ext.5329. 

OSLT_ProfessionalManager_Flyer_ 2021.pdf

Welcome Centre - Mobile Unit:

The Mobile Unit is serving ​clients remotely. 

 Please click on the April 2021 Calendar to learn more about upcoming events: 1. April 2021 - Mobile Unit Calendar.pdf

See upcoming virtual event flyers below:

  •  April Workshops:

April 15, 2021 – 7:30pm-8:00pm – Ideas and Tips for Home Gardening Gardening Workshop - WC Mobile Unit - April 15, 2021.pdf

  •  Mobile Unit Virtual Walk-In ​Appointments:
Mondays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm​

Virtual Walk-in Appointments -Mobile Unit.pdf

Staff will be maintaining their regular availability of 8am-8pm, Monday – Friday. Clients can reach the Mobile Unit at mobileunit@welcomecentre.ca or call our multilingual communication line at 1-877-761-1155.

For more information please visit: http://www.welcomecentre.ca/

YMCA ​of Simcoe/Muskoka - Immigrant Services​:

As of Friday March 13th, 2020 YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Immigrant Services suspended their in person services.  They continue to provide settlement support services via phone, text, email and zoom.

English Language Learning services are using remote and online services and platforms to connect with students.
If you are having contact with individuals who require support please have them phone or text - 705.241.2501. 

For more information please visit: https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services/