Arriving in a new country can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. VWAT Family Services offers to help make that experience easier.
We provide support, advocacy and information to families and individuals in the areas of:
• Sponsorship, Citizenship & Visa applications
• Translating & completing forms & paperwork
• Obtaining necessary documents & identification
• Housing & employment support
• Counselling & referrals
• Orientation to Toronto & Canadian life
We offer programs to assist individuals in strengthening their English language skills and building their knowledge of Canada to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test and English Conversation Circles to increase their ability and confidence to communicate in a new language.
VWAT is a place for seniors to socialize, meet new people, connect to resources, and contribute to community activities. Our seniors enjoy activities from weekly fitness classes and neighbourhood walks, to healthy eating and cooking classes. Come out to laugh, learn, exercise and socialize with us.
Designed for youth aged 13-24, VWAT’s Youth Programming believes all youth have skills and strengths. VWAT strives to offer opportunities for youth to capitalize on those qualities and show the great things they are capable of.
Join to give your input in skill building workshops, lead critical discussions, participate in volunteer opportunities, get involved in recreational activities, and go on field trips to explore Toronto. Join to build skills, make new friends, and contribute back to your community. Earn volunteer hours as well.
The tutoring program is a self-sustained program, hosted at Oakdale Community Centre each Sunday throughout the year by program staff and volunteers. English and Math are the two main subjects that are tutored. Every year the tutoring program teaches and supports roughly 200 students in the English and Math classes from grade 1 to grade 12.