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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Dental & Oral Health Workshop (Mandarin)
Wed Dec 14, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Attend this workshop to learn about:...

Icon of the event Cycling in Fall and Winter
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 Let's Draw
1:00 pm - 1:00 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 Nov 10
Thu Dec 01
Thu Jan 05
Icon of the event Diabetes Information Session (Mandarin)
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

More than 10 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Chances are diabetes affects you or someone you know. Attend this workshop and learn more about:...

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 Mortgage 101
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An information session for those who are looking for a mortgage ... or those who already have one! Learn about mortgage basics, the pre-approval process, and what banks don't usually tell you. This is part 2 of the home buyer...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (Mandarin)
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This workshop will teach you about dementia, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. You will learn how dementia affects brain functions, and identify lifestyle factors that can reduce the risk of ...

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 Oct 17
Mon Oct 24
Mon Oct 31
Mon Nov 07
Mon Nov 14