Urgent Newcomer Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic - A Needs Assessment Report - May 2020

From the document: “This needs assessment provides a snapshot in time of urgent newcomer needs in Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information was collected with a survey that ran from April 15 to April 22. Eighty five surveys were completed by representatives of fifty one organizations located throughout the GTA. Survey respondents were representatives of community service organizations (settlement, health, mental health, employment etc…) and school boards. They were asked to note specific emergent newcomer needs in the categories listed below. The answers are summarized in this document.

There's a second survey administered in August 2020 which can be downloaded from HERE.

This information is a snapshot in time and we recognize that things are changing quickly. Community organizations are working hard to adapt to new realities and needs during this pandemic, and we hope that this document provides information to help us meet the most urgent needs of newcomers in this time. If you have any questions about this needs assessment, about services available in your area, please contact the Local Immigration Partnership in your area”