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ESL & Newcomer Programs

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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Practice your conversation, reading and writing skills make new friends, and learn about the library....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 25
Tue May 30
Thu Jun 01
Tue Jun 06
Thu Jun 08
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:
Thu Jun 01
Tue Jun 06
Wed Jun 07
Thu Jun 08
Tue Jun 13
Icon of the event Improve Your English & Discover Canada
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Enjoy activities, quizzes, group conversation and more....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 25
Thu Jun 01
Thu Jun 08
Icon of the event Let's Talk
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Practice your English, Learn more about Toronto & Canada, make new friends in a relaxing environment and have fun! This is a drop-in session - no registration required. All are welcome!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 01
Icon of the event ESL Reading and Conversation Circle
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

Looking to improve your English conversation skills? Join us on the first and third Tuesday of the month for our ESL Conversation and Reading Circle, where we will be reading advanced picture books and practising our listenin...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jun 06
Tue Jun 20
Tue Jul 04
Tue Jul 18
Tue Aug 01
Icon of the event Powers of Attorney (In Mandarin)
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

By granting someone power of attorney people can plan ahead and be confident that their wishes will be carried out. In this workshop you will learn about power of attorney for property and personal care, how to make or revoke...

Icon of the event Settlement Services for Newcomers
10:00 am - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Settlement workers provide individual assistance for newcomers. In partnership with Catholic Cross-cultural Services.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 26
Fri Jun 02
Fri Jun 09
Fri Jun 16
Fri Jun 23
Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101
Sat Jun 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us for a fun, informative, and interactive workshop given by a member of Cycle Toronto and learn how to cycle safely! The workshop will cover the Rules of the Road, how to share it with other road users, safety technique...

Icon of the event Let's Draw
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Drawing with oil sticks. A program for newcomer Seniors to have an opportunity to do something creative and practice English. Space is limited, please register by calling 416-393-7746.

Icon of the event Diabetes Information Session (In Mandarin)
Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Millions of Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Chances are it affects you or someone you know. This workshop will help you learn more about what diabetes is, how to lower your risk factors, as well as exercis...