ASK! Community Information Centre


Brief Description
Operating since 1969, ASK! Community Information Centre provides a variety of programs and services.

Target Population
Primary target group: Individuals and families residing or working in South/Central Etobicoke.

Some ASK! programs serve a specific target population i.e. newcomers to Canada, individual and families on low/fixed income. Please refer to the ' Programs Offered ' Section.

Catchment Area
South/Central Etobicoke for most services.

Waiting List
Community Information and Settlement Services are available by phone or on a drop-in basis - usually same day service.

A number of services are available only by appointment. There may be a 1 - 3 week waiting period, depending upon high client demand for some services (i.e. Legal, Income Tax Clinics, etc.). Call to check.

Languages Available
English, Farsi, Russian, Ukrainian: available Monday to Friday during regular ASK! hours
Spanish: Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00pm, Wednesday 9-5

Other languages may be available on an on-call basis through other LAMP programs and ASK! volunteers (i.e. Polish), etc. Please call to check.

Programs Offered

  • ASK! Community Information Service
  • Legal Information and Advice Clinic
  • True Copy and Commissioner for Taking Affidavits Clinic
  • Immigrant Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada
  • Refugee Services for Newcomers to Canada
  • Settlement Groups and Workshops
  • Government Form Filling
  • Income Tax Clinic

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers play an important role in the delivery and support of ASK! services in areas such as:

• Income Tax preparation (March and April)
• New Immigrant and Refugee Support (translation, escorting, etc.)

Please call the ASK! Service Delivery/Volunteer Co-ordinator at ext. 245, Monday to Friday afternoons or Dawn Allaby, LAMP Volunteer Co-ordinator at ext. 234 to discuss current opportunities at ASK! or LAMP.


Additional Notes
ASK! receives funding support from:
• The United Way of Greater Toronto
• Citizenship and Immigration Canada
• City of Toronto
• Industry Canada
• HRDC (Human Resources Development Canada)
• and our local Community