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We offer a wide variety of programs to help individuals and families grow and thrive. Find one that's right for you!

Community Initiatives

Immigrant Services

English Language Assessments

Learn or Improve Your English If you're interested in learning or improving upon your understanding of the English language to prepare for citizenship, education or employment, you will need a...

Newcomer Information & Orientation Services

Helping You Start Your New Life in Canada Newcomer Information & Orientation Services is a program designed to help you make informed decisions about your new life in Canada, helping you better...

Newcomer Settlement Program

The YMCA Newcomer Settlement Program is here to support your successful settlement and integration in Canada and here in our local community. Here is a list of some of the areas you can receive...

Newcomer Youth Centres (NYC)

COVID-19 Update: Newcomer Youth Centre locations are currently closed - but we arehosting events online! Check us out on Instagram (@nyc_hamilton)for IG live events, contests, quizzes, homework help,...

Youth Fusion - Now Newcomer Youth Centre

Youth Fusion started as a newcomer youth mentorship group. Now with its own space, it has grown into a youth centre and joins our Hamilton locations as our third Newcomer Youth Centre. Although the...

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

Helping Newcomers Settle in School YMCA Settlement Workers are qualified to facilitate your integration into the local education system and community. The SWIS program: Offers settlement support and...

English Conversation Circles

Improve Your Spoken English in a Group English conversation circles are a helpful resource for newcomers wanting to improve their spoken English. They also provide newcomers with an opportunity to...

Newcomer Mentoring Program

Be a Mentor. Make a Difference. We're bringing together adult newcomers with established community members in Hamilton. The Newcomer Mentoring program brings internationally-trained professionals...

Canada Connects

The Canada Connects program creates meaningful connections between newcomers, long-time Canadians, and established immigrants. Canada Connects helps newcomers gain a sense of belonging and become...

Youth Services

Youth in Transition Worker Program (YITW)

If you are or have been involved with Family and Children Services and are between the ages of 16 and 24, the Youth In Transition Worker (YITW) program is available to help you transition to a more...

Youth In Transition - Human Trafficking Initiative

YMCA Youth in Transition Workers provide support to youth 24 years and younger that are or have been involved in a human trafficking situation. Services include one-on-one support from a case worker,...

YMCA Beyond the Bell®

YMCA Beyond the Bell®

Closing the achievement gap for school children YMCA Beyond the Bell program is a highly successful after-school and summer program, featuring literacy, numeracy, nutrition and recreation. It focuses...