Settlement Agencies
Government funded Settlement Agencies help newcomers connect with services and navigate processes and applications. Each and every newcomer should be connected to one.

Government of Ontario: Newcomer and settlement services
https://www.ontario.ca/page/services-newcomers-and-refugees#section-0

Government of Canada: Find free newcomer services near you
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/services/index.asp

Here are a few of the more well-known Settlement Agencies in Toronto:
1. Access Alliance: A Community Health Centre and settlement agency, they offer a wide range of programs and resources for newcomers. https://accessalliance.ca/programs-services/settlement-services/

2. Culture Link: A Settlement Agency in Toronto that runs settlement, mentorship and employment programs (among them are the bike host program and settlement workers in schools program). https://www.culturelink.ca/about-us/

3. COSTI: The settlement agency responsible for supporting government assisted refugees in Toronto, they are a huge organization with several locations, and many of their services/ programs are open to privately sponsored refugees. http://www.costi.org/programs/program_details.php?sid=42&pid=9&id=171

4. The Arab Community Centre: With several locations in Toronto, they provide counseling, support groups, information and workshop sessions, some services focus on Youth, Women and/or Seniors. https://www.acctonline.ca/

5. The Afghan Women's Association: Farsi and Arabic speaking staff provide counselling, settlement services and referrals. www.afghanwomen.org

6. The Eritrean Community Centre of Toronto: Open to all, with a focus on Eritrean and east African communities, they provide interpretation, informal counselling, community orientation, recreation, and cultural activities. www.eccctoronto.ca

7. Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrounding Regions: A non-political, non-profit, independent, community-based organization that provides settlement and social services to people of Ethiopian origin and others. www.ethiocommun.org

8. The Rexdale Women's Centre: Services in many languages and locations including orientation, translation, interpretation, referral to community resources, solution focused counselling, general information, employment-related services, and assistance with accessing government services and forms. www.rexdalewomen.org

9. Newyouth.ca: Provides information and referrals for immigrant and refugee youth all over Ontario on interdisciplinary subjects like financial assistance, skills development and mentorship programs. http://newyouth.ca/

10. Working Women Community Centre offers Settlement Services with a special focus on women and their particular needs. Services include language instructions, Women’s Support Services, art workshops etc.. https://www.workingwomencc.org