Welcome and thank you for choosing the YMCA Next Stop Canada Pre-Arrival Settlement Services. Please review the following information carefully.
1) General Terms and Conditions
2) Privacy, Consent and Confidentiality Statement
The YMCA is committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices. We collect and use information you volunteer to provide when you access or register for the YMCA Next Stop Canada program, in order to better meet your service needs, to ensure a safe environment, for statistical purposes, to inform you about the programs and services, and to satisfy government funding and regulatory requirements. For more information on our YMCA commitment to privacy, please visit www.ymcagta.org and click on ‘Privacy Statement’.
IRCC may want to contact you in the future. They will ask only about IRCC services, including services you have received from our organization, and if these services have been useful to you and helped you settle in Canada. IRCC will use your answers, and answers from other immigrants, to improve services for all immigrants. This is voluntary: you are not obligated to answer IRCC’s questions. IRCC will not use your information to make any decisions about you personally. For the same reason, the YMCA Next Stop Canada program may also want to contact you in the future to ask you if the services we provided to you have been useful and helped you settle in Canada.
The YMCA is committed to respect of the individual, which includes the maintenance of participant confidentiality. However, the confidentiality of the staff participant relationship is not absolute. There are circumstances in which limits are placed upon the confidentiality of such information. In these circumstances, it is the YMCA staff’s duty to disclose participant information throughout the course of the staff-participant relationship. There are four different ways in which such a duty may arise:
All YMCA program participants are to be informed of their rights to confidentiality as described above.