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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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for a Job

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Your Career

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in Canada

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and Diverse Canada

Help Create an Inclusive
and Diverse Canada

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Your Business

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Your Business

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Organization’s Clients

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Organization’s Clients

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Talent

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Limited in-person appointments are available on Tuesdays & Thursdays in our Keele office and on Wednesdays in the Finch office. Also, 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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  • Living in Canada
  • Learning English
  • Improving
    Your Wellbeing
  • Looking for a Job
  • Learning New Skills
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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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Walking together with newcomers since 1983
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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 will celebrate its 40th anniversary!

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“Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto has a lot of angels. Thank you all for helping me to be myself again.”

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Wellness Place

The Toronto New Life Wellness Place provides multicultural, multilingual therapeutic wellness services for people in the Greater Toronto Area needing mental health and wellness support.

Roots of the Toronto New Life Wellness Place

The Wellness Place was established to respond to the challenge of improved mental health care for diverse populations. Created through a consultative process with staff and other stakeholders in the broader MNLCT network, the Wellness Place serves people seeking mental health support by offering a broad range of wellness and mental health services aligned with MNLCT areas of expertise.

There will be a continuous, value-added loop between the MNLCT and the Wellness Place so that the MNLCT’s Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health program (BREM) participants can grow their practices. 

As a social enterprise, the Wellness Place aims to create a viable business model that will invest in the social good of the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto while preparing wellness professionals for their own business success.

  • Some of the areas the Wellness Place addresses through counselling:
  • Stress
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Loss & grief
  • Anger management
  • Family issues for couples, parents, & children
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Identifying & building personal strengths
  • Managing transitions
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“The future belongs to our children. It’s all about the children and I am so grateful to this country for giving us this opportunity. I am so happy we are here.”

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