Walking together with newcomers since 1983

Helping Newcomers
Make Canada Home

As a community-based settlement agency, the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto is a place of welcome, friendship and community, where newcomers and neighbours gather to support each other, learn from each other, and take action together for a more just and compassionate society.

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Bridge
Your Career

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Your Career

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Navigate Your First Days
in Canada

Navigate Your First Days
in Canada

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Help Create an Inclusive
and Diverse Canada

Help Create an Inclusive
and Diverse Canada

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Organization’s Clients

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Organization’s Clients

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a Canadian

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In-person appointments are available Mondays to Fridays at our Keele office and on Wednesdays at our Finch office. Please contact us to make an appointment. We continue to offer services via phone, email, and online.

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How We Help

Mennonite New Life Centre offers a wide range of programs and services to help newcomers settle, integrate, and contribute their skills and voices to Ontario.
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Pour des services d’établissement en français et/ou la formation linguistique en français, veuillez trouver des services gratuits pour les nouveaux arrivants près de chez vous. | If you wish to access French language training and/or French settlement services, please find free newcomer services near you.

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"The Mennonite New Life Centre and its BEMC program came in very handy for me at the lowest ebb of my life by providing a lifeline and I am eternally grateful for that.”

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About Us

As a community-based settlement agency, the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto is a place of welcome, friendship and community, where newcomers and neighbours gather to support each other, learn from each other, and take action together for a more just and compassionate society.

Mission Statement

The Mennonite New Life Centre’s mission is to facilitate newcomer settlement and integration through holistic services and community engagement, carried out within a gender justice and anti-oppression framework.

Vision Statement

The Centre envisions a society in which all people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. We will model an approach that brings together community engagement and community services, working with newcomers to reduce insecurity and reach integration, strengthen voices and increase social equality.

Milestones

The Mennonite New Life Centre comes into being under the leadership of founding directors Adolfo and Betty Puricelli.

 MNLCT moves to 1774 Queen St E, a building shared with two Toronto Mennonite churches. Around this time, the Centre begins to respond to a new refugee movement from the former Yugoslavia.

 MNLCT celebrates its 25th anniversary by launching our first two internships for internationally trained psychologists, strengthening our mental health supports for refugees and immigrants struggling with different kinds of stress and trauma.

 MNLCT opened a Finch office. The office is home to two bridging programs – Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health (BREM) and Bridge to Employment in Media and Communications (BEMC) – as well as settlement and mental health counselling services. 

MNLCT celebrates its 40th anniversary!

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“The people who work for MNLCT are not only professionals, but also have a deep sense of empathy, which is very important when dealing with newcomers.”

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