YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Site: Barrie - 320 Bayfield St

Service: Immigrant Services - Settlement Program

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments To prepare for the Citizenship Test 
  • study the official study guide "Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship" 
  • to read, download, listen to or to order the guide online go to Discover Canada 
  • there are no citizenship classes offered in Barrie
Contact Information
Office Phone Reception Immigrant Services 705-241-2501
E-Mail immigrantservices@sm.ymca.ca
Website https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services/#Im1
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/YMCAofSimcoeMuskoka
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Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/YMCASM
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/YMCASimcoeMuskoka?blend=6&ob=5
Primary Contact Alaa Alasaad, Administrative Assistant; Email: alaa.alasaad@sm.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Yana Skybin, Settlement Counsellor; Email: yana.skybin@sm.ymca.ca
Site Information
Site Location Located in Bayfield Mall
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Bayfield Mall
320 Bayfield St, Suite 63A
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1
Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program)  
  • Settlement Services provided in-person and virtually (telephone, text or online)  
  • orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community 
  • may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
Partner with COSTI to hold 'Orientation to Ontario Workshop' and with Georgian College for International Student Connect group
Hours Barrie Office
Mon-Fri : Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

In-person Settlement supports in the community
  • Barrie Public Library (Downtown) – Thursdays, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
  • Innisfil Library – Wednesdays, 10 am-4 pm
  • Midland Employment Services Centre – Thursdays, 10 am-4 pm
  • Orillia Public Library – Tuesdays, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Virtual Appointments
Hours vary
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County - Barrie, Bradford and weekly services in Midland, Innisfil and Orillia
Eligibility Permanent residents, refugees, refugee claimants, Canadian Citizens who have immigrated to Canada are eligible for settlement services
Application For Information call 705-241-2501 or email immigrantservices@sm.ymca.ca 
To book an appointment, call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2970
Languages English ; French - Reception ; Arabic - Reception, Interpretation ; Chinese - Reception, Interpretation ; German - Reception, Interpretation ; Japanese - Reception, Interpretation ; Mandarin - Reception, Interpretation ; Portuguese - Reception, Interpretation ; Romanian - Reception, Interpretation ; Russian - Reception, Interpretation ; Spanish - Reception, Interpretation ; Ukrainian - Reception, Interpretation ; Have staff that speak these languages
Fees None
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program ; Immigration Settlement and Adaptation Program ; ISAP ; Ukraine
Former Name Newcomer Services ; Newcomer Settlement Program ; YMCA Immigrant Services
Agency Information
Parent Agency Name YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Legal Status (51) Registered Charity
Established 1989
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues