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Newcomer Services in the Greater Toronto Area: an Exploration of the Range and Funding Sources of Settlement Services

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posted on 2021-05-21, 12:16 authored by April Lim, Lucia Lo, Myer Siemiatycki, Michael Doucet

This paper provides a profile of newcomer services and the agencies which provide them to recent immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is intended as a resource for researchers, immigrants, agency, community and government organizations. The paper begins by reviewing: the range of newcomer services available, trends in recent immigrant settlement in the Toronto area, and a description of funding sources for newcomer services in the GTA. Next we discuss our research methodology and identify some limitations to the material we present. The bulk of the paper consists of an identification of agencies providing newcomer services in the City of Toronto and RegionalMunicipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York. We cite location, funding source(s), and program offering(s) foreach agency. The paper concludes with tabulated summaries of the agencies described.

KEY WORDS: newcomer services; immigrant service agencies; Toronto immigration settlement; newcomer service funding