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Proudly serving newcomers since 1985

Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous area in southern Ontario, about 100 kilometres west of Toronto and is made up of the cities Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries.

Our balance of urban and rural landscapes and lifestyles, skilled labour force, proximity to major North American markets and transportation networks, and diverse ethnic makeup contribute to the continued success of this area.

YMCA Immigrant Services will help you make Waterloo Region your home.