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The Newcomers' Centre Team

The Newcomers' Centre Team is a team of experts in newcomer settlement and integration.  We speak 10 languages and offer a variety of knowledge and expertise to help newcomers succeed in Canada.  Call us today!  We are here to help.


For general inquiries:  (416) 292-6912 ext. 3


Jamillah T. Mananghaya-Poernama, Manager              (416) 292-6912 ext. 323    

Lorraine Arulnesan, Office Administrator                     (416) 292-6912 ext. 326 

Tracy Yu, Settlement Counselor                                    (416) 292-6912 ext. 325   

Karuna Wimalasuriya, Settlement Counselor                 (416) 292-6912 ext. 324  

Nedal Alshiekh, Settlement Counselor                           (416) 292-6912 ext. 322  

Sarah Liu, Settlement Counselor (for Seniors)                (416) 292-6912 ext. 332  

Mary Antony, Settlement Counselor                               (416) 292-6912 ext. 333  

Christine Markwell, Settlement Counselor                      (416) 292-6912 ext. 319

Lakshmi Rajan, Citizenship and LINC Program Officer   (416) 292-6912 ext. 321  

Mounir Nasri, Program Specialist                                    (416) 292-6912 ext. 320 


Skills Training Advancement for Refugees (STAR)

Olena Marchenko, Project Lead                                      (416) 292-6912 ext. 302 

Salvador Flamenia, Language Training Specialist           (416) 292-6912 ext. 334 

Talin Giragossian, Language Training Specialist             (416) 292-6912 ext. 334 

Sarah Liu, Employment Training Specialist                     (416) 292-6912 ext. 332

Evone Keyork, Employment Training Specialist               (416) 292-6912 ext. 333

Roula Dawla, Childcare Provider                                                                         


Economic and Skills Opportunities for Stronger Women

Bobbi Cohen, Training and Small Business Advisor          (416) 292-6912 ext. 335 




Community voices

"My experience in both Silver Spring Park Reading Circle and Beyond Academics has taught me that to create social change and empower these children I need to be more proactive in the solution"
Lamyaa Hassan, Dorset Park, July 2015

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