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ACSA Legal Assistance Centre has been hosting various webinars surrounding Covid-19 information and resources such as Employment, Housing, Immigration, Youth Justice, and other supports available for Canadians.  Visit our page to learn more about these webinars and Q&A


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The Newcomers' Centre values the health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, students, program participants, and donors.  In light of COVID-19, ACSA Newcomers' Centre has modified its services to newcomers based on the recommendations of the Toronto Public Health and Public Health Ontario.

We have cancelled our Seniors' Cafe, Skills Training Programs and Newcomer Orientation Sessions between March 16 to April 8th.  

Our Newcomers' Centre staff are committed to support the needs of newcomers especially in these challenging times.  We want newcomers to know that supports are available through phone and online (e-mail, Zoom and Whatsapp) platforms.  Please note that lengthy and non-urgent matters such as Citizenship applications will be deferred to another time as this requires detailed and time intensive support from staff.   Our staff are available to support newcomers' needs especially in this challenging times.  We may not be present in front of you but we are available to talk to you and provide you the needed information you require.  You can reach our staff through the following contact information:

General Line:  (416) 292-6912 

Jamillah T. Mananghaya, Manager     ext.323    


Lorraine Arulnesan, Office Administrator   ext. 326 


Tracy Yu, Settlement Counselor  ext. 325     

(416) 895-2822         


Karuna Wimalasuriya, Settlement Counselor   ext. 324  


Nedal Alshiekh, Settlement Counselor    ext. 322  


Christine Markwell, Language Instructor   ext. 319


Lakshmi Rajan, Citizenship/Language Program Officer   ext 321         (647) 210-9466


Mounir Nasri, Program Specialist         ext. 320 


Sarah Liu, Settlement Counselor      ext. 332             

(416) 886-6912


Shaden Jebahi, Project Lead (LAC)   ext. 335         

(647) 881-2245


We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide timely updates should we need to make any further changes to our programming.  Be safe everyone!



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