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Newcomers' Centre

About Us

The Newcomers' Centre

The Newcomers' Centre  delivers a complete package of settlement programs and services for new immigrants, refugees and newcomer LGBTQ+ through knowledge transfer, capacity-building, employment support and creating meaningful connections to help them succeed in Canada.  We started in 2010 and has since then offered mutliple programs and services funded by the Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Province of Ontario, United Way of Greater Toronto, corporate foundations and individual donors which enabled us to serve over 30,000 newcomers in their settlement and integration journey over a period of time.

The Newcomers' Centre Team

Our Team speaks over 10 languages other than English

  1. Arabic
  2. Cantonese
  3. Dari
  4. Farsi
  5. Hindi
  6. Malayalam
  7. Mandarin
  8. Panjabi
  9. Pashto
  10. Sinhala
  11. Tagalog
  12. Tamil
  13. Telugu
  14. Urdu
  15. Ukrainian
  16. Russian
  17. French
  18. Turkish

Who Do We Serve?

  • Permanent Residents
  • Convention Refugees
  • Protected Persons
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • LGBTQ+ newcomers
  • Newcomer seniors
  • Newcomer youth
  • Ukrainians on CUAET visa


    Legal Assistance Centre

    ACSA's Legal Assistance Centre was funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario to increase the capacity of ACSA to address the legal needs of immigrants, refugees and racialized groups in Toronto East (Scarborough).  The program adapted a virtual mode of programming by appointment only, allowing for more flexibility for clients and lawyers to work conveniently from their locations.  After project completion in 2022, ACSA has adapted the program and is now running on its own through the Newcomers' Centre.  It focuses on 2 areas of Law:  Immigration and Family Law.  Volunteer legal professionals render their consultation services for free.  

    Wrap Around Support

    Wrap Around Support is a program that provides vital services for newcomers who are recipients of Ontario Works to help them in life-stablization needs.  

    Who is Eligible?

    • Newcomer families receiving Ontario Works  

    What we offer:

    • Food essentials and care packages  
    • Digital & Language Literacy for families and kids
    • Laptop lending program
    • Virtual Information sessions  
    • Systems and resource navigation

    Locations and Hours

    ACSA Newcomers' Centre is open for in-person services from Monday to Friday

    Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Rd. Unit 105, Scarborough, ON M1P 2L9  
    Tel: (416) 292-6912 EXT. 3
    9:00am to 5:00pm

    What's New at the Newcomers' Centre?  


    Contact Person

    Jamillah T. Mananghaya-Poernama, RSW
    Senior Manager, Newcomers' Centre
    1911 Kennedy Rd. Unit 205, Scarborough, ON M1P 2L9
    Tel: (416) 292-6912 ext. 323
    Fax: (416) 292-6913





    Thank you for the support of our funders, past and present:










    Community voices

    I knew from day 1 that they [ACSA] really strives to make people's lives better. They helped me get back on track and better my life tremendously.
    R.MacLean, July 2022

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