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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Migrahack: TO
Sat Nov 26, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Use data storytelling tools to illuminate migration issues in Toronto. You don't need tech skills; just ideas and enthusiasm....

Icon of the event LSP: Career Awareness for Women
Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An information session for women planning to (re) enter the workforce in Canada. How to assess skills, interests, personality, needs, values, and motivation; how to discover a career direction in Canada; how to increase knowl...

Icon of the event Cycling in All Weather Conditions
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Winter is on it's way! Join us for this free informative workshop and learn how to cycle safely in cold, rain, and snow. Topics to be covered include how to dress for the weather, safe riding techniques, and how to maintain y...

Icon of the event Understanding Your Credit Score and Report
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Anyone who's ever applied for a credit card or borrowed money to buy a car or a house will have a credit report on file with a credit bureau. This workshop will help you understand how this 3-digit number can shape your finan...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Sanderson

Looking for an opportunity to improve your English language skills? Volunteers and newcomers meet weekly for two hours to discuss a variety of topics with the help of an experienced group facilitator. Participants develop co...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 08
Tue Nov 15
Tue Nov 22
Tue Nov 29
Tue Dec 06
Icon of the event Selling Your First Home
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This workshop will teach you about the home selling process. It will cover effective marketing plans, and a review of the contracts you will be required to sign....

Icon of the event Cosmopolis Toronto: Opening Reception
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet photographer Colin Boyd Shafer and exhibition participants....

Icon of the event English Language Class
9:30 am - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Intermediate English classes will be offered three times a week Tuesday to Thursday for newcomers. There will be no daycare offered for this program. Contact branch for details. From the TDCSB.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 01
Wed Nov 02
Thu Nov 03
Tue Nov 08
Wed Nov 09