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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Let's Draw
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Newcomers to Canada or to English looking to practice language and learn drawing techniques. Every week is a different lesson, all lessons involve using language in some way....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 05
Thu Feb 02
Thu Mar 02
Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Newcomers with beginner to intermediate level English are invited to learn basic English vocabulary for daily living and working, while improving their grammar and conversation skills. In partnership with Immigration, Refug...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 19
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 02
Thu Feb 16
Thu Feb 23
Icon of the event Citizenship Preparation Classes
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Need help preparing and studying for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Complete the free citizenship test preparation program in 9 classes at the Downsview Branch presented by the North York Community House. Call Maria at 416-4...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Dec 12
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 Dec 13
Icon of the event LSP: Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An information session for those planning to enter the workforce in Canada, led by staff from the YMCA Newcomer Information Centre. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public L...

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 Jan 03
Wed Jan 04
Thu Jan 05
Tue Jan 10
Wed Jan 11
Icon of the event LSP: English Conversation Circle
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Improve your English Listening and Speaking skills....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 08
Mon Dec 12
Thu Dec 15
Mon Dec 19
Thu Dec 22
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 17
Icon of the event Settlement Services for Newcomers
10:00 am - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

Settlement workers provide in person, one-on-one assistance to newcomer families with settlement-related issues. This is a co-sponsored program with Catholic Cross Cultural Services.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Dec 12
Icon of the event LSP: Job Search or Networking?
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Find out how to use networking to find a job, as well as tips and advice for networking when you're job hunting. Presented by Golam Ahmed from Royal Bank of Canada. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship ...