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Organization: Parkdale Intercultural Association - Main Location  
Phone Numbers: 416-536-4420
Fax: 416-538-3931
1257 Queen St W
Toronto, ON
M6K 1L5
Intersection: Dufferin St and Queen St W
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, also Tue, Thu 5 pm-8:30 pm
Executives: Michael Nguyen - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Marek Kurek - Office Manager
416-536-4420 ext 25
Kim Lee - Intake Worker
416-536-4420 ext 21
Service Description: Settlement Program and Newcomer Settlement Program -- needs assessment and referral, information and orientation * translation and interpretation * assistance with government applications and form filling * citizenship classes and facilitation of ceremonies in partnership * drivers licence written test preparation classes * computer classes * participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto, childminding and TTC tokens available -- see separate entry

Employment services * drop-in resource centre * referral to employment centres * job search training * resume preparation * workshops * access to computers, Internet, fax, photocopier

Newcomer Youth Program -- social, educational and recreational services * information and outreach * employment assistance * peer tutoring * leadership development * in partnership with Parkdale Community Information Centre, 1303 Queen St W

Educational and cultural activities * year round income tax clinic for up to 10 years past by appointment, seasonal income tax clinic with West Neighbourhood House * anti-racism and access and equity programs * community events, festivals

Child Minding Training Program in partnership with Four Villages Community Health Centre, Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre, and Queen West Community Health Centre

Fees: None
Application: Drop in or call for appointment
Eligibility / Target Population: Open to all * LINC Program -- permanent residents/landed immigrants or Convention refugees
Languages: English * Chinese (Cantonese) * Chinese (Mandarin) * Hindi * Hungarian * Japanese * Nepali * Polish * Punjabi * Spanish * Tamil * Tibetan * Vietnamese
Area Served:
Toronto (Old Toronto)  
See Also: Employment Assistance
English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Ethnocultural Groups
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Translation and Interpretation Services

This information was last completely updated on August 21, 2018

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