Helping newcomers become full and active participants in the community
Connect With Others
JIAS Toronto helps newcomers become full and active participants in the community by providing meaningful opportunities to connect with others. An integral part of integrating into your new home is rebuilding your network. We want to connect you and your family to other people, organizations, programs, and opportunities.
JIAS Toronto helps children, youth, adults, and seniors feel welcome and engaged through these ongoing programs.
Information and Orientation
JIAS offers information sessions on housing, finances, health care, education, community services, and other topics to familiarize you with life in Canada. Click here to find and register for upcoming sessions.
Mental Health and Well-being
We design customized programs to support the mental health and well-being of vulnerable newcomer populations who have experienced trauma, war, and persecution. Click here to find and register for upcoming sessions.
Building a new professional network is critical for finding work in a new country. Our JumpStart program works with community professionals, former JIAS clients, and Canadian volunteers who share experiences, provide mentorship, and connect newcomers to their field of work. Contact us here to learn more.
Rebuild Your Social Network
Leaving behind friends and family can be difficult. JIAS connects newcomer youth, adults and seniors with other newcomers and Canadian volunteers to help you rebuild your social network.
Connect with the Jewish Community
JIAS acts as a bridge to our robust and active Jewish community. Contact JIAS to help you find the best entry points to Jewish life in the greater Toronto area.
Informal Language Learning
JIAS offers programs for children, adults, and seniors to practice their English in an informal setting. We offer both virtual and in-person programs.