About YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

 Since 1879, the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg has provided thousands of children and adults with programs and services dedicated to personal growth and community development. The Y is best known for our work with youth and in promoting health, but we also provide opportunities for people to develop leadership skills, philanthropic attitudes and a global perspective. We deliver lasting personal and social change. Newcomer Services is an umbrella of programs within the community programs at the Y that specifically responds to the needs of newcomers to Canada (immigrants, refugees, and more), and has been active since 2007.

Products & Services

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg provides the following newcomer specific services:

  •  LINC Program/ESL:
    • English language classes for parents who need child minding is offered in the mornings (9-11AM)
    • English language classes are offered at midday, afternoon and early evening without childcare support
    • CLBs for classes from Foundations/Literacy to CLB 5
    • All classes are part-time (2 hours per day)
    • Care for Newcomer Children support (child minding) is available for morning classes only

 

  •  Newcomer Youth Wellness Program
    • Provides group sessions for newcomer youth (aged 12-21) adjusting to life in Canada & experiencing issues related to their mental health and well-being.  
    • Sessions focus on mental, physical, social and emotional wellness through facilitated discussions, activities, peer connection, and recreation.
    • Groups run weekly at Downtown, Elmwood-Kildonan, and South branches of the Y. 
    • Clients can self-refer or be referred by a caregiver, support worker, teacher, or trusted adult in their lives (contact siham.merghani@ymanitoba.ca).
    • Participants earn a free Y fitness membership through their regular participation.
    • In 2020-2021, this program is also offering in-person homework supports to youth who have barriers to accessing remote/online academic supports during the pandemic.

 

  •  YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)
    • Community service program aimed at youth (under 30) who are underrepresented in leadership and civic engagement programming
    • Mentors youth to identify and respond to needs in their community with a service project
    • Supports available for barriers to engagement

 

Please note - the Y of Winnipeg also offers employment programming (focused on self-employment and entrepreneurship), has a variety of childcare offerings, seniors programs, and learning and leisure support programs for adults experiencing mental illness or mental health challenges. These programs are not newcomer-specific but welcome newcomer clients. 

 

Programs under the Newcomer Services umbrella are funded by the Government of Canada (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada). 

Primary Company Location
301 Vaughan St
Winnipeg
MB
CA
R3B 3H9
204-953-7311
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Downtown Y
301 Vaughan St
Winnipeg
MB
CA
R3B 3H9
2049537311
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Elmwood-Kildonan Y
454 Kimberly Avenue
Winnipeg
MB
CA
R2K0X8
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South Y
5 Fermor Ave
Winnipeg
MB
CA
R2M0Y1
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Company Contact

sara.warkentin@ymanitoba.ca
204-953-7311
www.ywinnipeg.ca/
301 Vaughan St
Winnipeg
MB
CA
R3B 3H9