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About Us Newcomers Information Center

About Us

Connecting you with services to help you and your family adjust to life in Canada.

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) is a welcoming place for immigrants starting their new lives in Canada. We provide access to vital information and referral services to support more than 11,000 newcomers in Ottawa each year. There is no cost to participate

Our team of trained information specialists speak various languages and ensure that newcomers receive the most up-to-date and relevant information.


NIC offers online and/or in-person services. Please sign up and then book your appointment online or contact us directly.

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