The program helps newcomers learn what supports are available in their community, from government and social service programs, to social norms.
With the help of someone who speaks their language and understands their culture, newcomer seniors can be directed to the right direction when searching for new ways to remain independent in their new surroundings.
Any South Asian Senior 55+ who lives in the Etobicoke, Brampton and Malton and Woodbridge Areas.
This Program is a great way to introduce newcomer seniors to the community. Often when seniors come to Canada, they feel isolated and unfamiliar with their surroundings.
Call a Newcomer Outreach Worker to arrange first contact, or inquire about what support groups are available in your language.
Callers will speak with the Outreach Worker, who may provide assistance over the phone, arrange a personal interview, or assign a volunteer to a supportive role.
A Friendly volunteer may be matched with a senior for ongoing visits in the senior's home.
For languages in Punjabi, Hindi or Urdu, please contact;
Kanu Chopra, Coordinator, Newcomer Elderly Outreach Program
416-743-3892 x 228
Madalsa Mittal, Newcomer Elderly Outreach Assistant
416-743-3892 x 250