YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Record #: BAR0648
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2024


Office Phone 705-241-2501, Immigrant and Youth Services Reception
E-Mail communityprograms@sm.ymca.ca
Website https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/immigrant-services
Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YMCAofSimcoeMuskoka/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YMCASM 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/YMCASimcoeMuskoka?blend=6&ob=5
Primary Contact Dave Hamilton, Team Leader, Immigrant Services Services; Phone: (Cell) 249-288-2970; Email: dave.hamilton@sm.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Lisa Cook, General Manger, Immigrant and Youth Services; Email: lisa.cook@sm.ymca.ca


Site Location YMCA Immigrant Services - Located in the Bayfield Mall - 320 Bayfield Street
Address & Map
320 Bayfield St
Suite 63A
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3C1
Intersection Bayfield St and Hwy 400
Mailing Address 320 Bayfield St 
Suite 63A 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3C1
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Language instruction for newcomers to Canada including reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • free childcare for children aged 6 months to 4 years for those registered in the program levels 1 through 6
  • Settlement Services provided in-person and virtually (telephone, text or online) call or text 705-241-2501 or 249-288-2970
Volunteer Description Volunteers for classroom support are welcome to apply

Service Details

Legal Status (51) Registered Charity
Hours Office:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-1:30 pm

Areas Served Simcoe County ; Language classes in Barrie only
  • Due to funding restrictions English Language Classes are offered to permanent residents and convention refugees only
  • Settlement Services are available to all immigrants and newcomers - regardless of status in Canada
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment test required prior to placement
  • Call 705-241-2501 for information
Languages Arabic - Reception, Interpretation; Chinese (Cantonese) - Reception, Interpretation; Chinese (Mandarin) - Reception, Interpretation; English; Farsi - Reception, Interpretation; Romanian - Reception, Interpretation; Russian - Reception, Interpretation; Ukrainian - Reception, Interpretation
Fees None


Service Categories English as a Second Language ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; English as a Second Language ~ Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services