Welcome Centre Immigrant Services [Central East]

Service: Mobile Unit - Orillia, Orillia

Record #: ORI1706
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 27 Dec 2023


Description (Service) Program extends the Welcome Centre settlement services to newcomer clients living in Simcoe County. Services provided in the Welcome Centre system are mirrored and supplied to outreach locations through mobile delivery.

Assists individuals in gathering information and resources and provides support in a welcoming and culturally sensitive manner.

Clients are encouraged to develop a one-to-one trusting relationship with staff, while accessing all the services they require to help integrate economically and socially into their local communities.

Also supports volunteer led English Conversation Circles, where participants practice English skills and meet other newcomers in their community (at certain locations).

Core immigrant services include:
  • settlement services
  • employment services
  • accreditation and qualification information assistance
  • English language skills
  • other supports to connect newcomers with local services
Serves clients by individual appointments at various locations and can deliver to other areas in Simcoe County throughout the week based on request.

English language assessment done in partnership with Achēv Language Services.

Service Details

Hours Hours vary. Call for information.
Conversation circle (offered in-person): Wed 4:30 pm-6 pm.
Areas Served Orillia
  • Individuals 18 years and older
  • Newcomer, In-Home Caregivers, International Students, Naturalized Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugee Claimants, Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Application Conversation Circle: email mobileunit@welcomecentre.ca or call 289-871-3045
    Mobile Unit: call for appointment mentioning that appointment is for Mobile Unit
    Walk-ins: may be accommodated, but advance appointments are encouraged
    Languages Farsi - Interpretation ; Interpretive Services - Interpretation, for other languages, able to connect with interpreters by teleconference call
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Located In Community Orillia
    Address & Map
    Orillia City Hall, 50 Andrew St S
    Suite 102
    Orillia, ON
    Canada L3V 7T5
    View Google Map
    Intersection Colborne St W and Andrew St S
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact information

    Office Phone 1-877-761-1155 ext 3045, Toll Free
    E-Mail mobileunit@welcomecentre.ca
    Website www.welcomecentre.ca
    Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WelcomeCentres
    Primary Contact Ian Cowie, Mobile Unit Facilitator; Phone: 289-338-5140; Email: ian.cowie@welcomecentre.ca
    Mailing Address 16655 Yonge St 
    Unit 26 
    Newmarket, ON 
    Canada L3X 1V6

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