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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Silk Flower Making Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

A craft created in Japan, popular in Taiwan and China. Attend our monthly classes and have flowers all year round....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 26
Tue Jul 25
Fri Jul 28
Icon of the event LSP: Self-Esteem Training
Wed Jul 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn everyday ways to build your confidence and self-esteem. Designed especially for Newcomers to Canada....

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 LSP: Let's Speak English - Spring Session
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 listening and conversation skills. Please note that the Apr.20 session i...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 01
Thu Jun 15
Thu Jun 22
Icon of the event 40 Hours and Beyond
Fri Jun 23, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Thorncliffe

This workshop helps newcomer youth become familiar with the purpose and benefits of volunteering, the different types of volunteering and how to find a volunteer job....

Icon of the event LSP: Employers' Expectations of Newcomers
Wed May 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Do you know what Canadian employers are looking for? Join guest speaker, Kathleen Leon, from JobStart Employment Career Services, as she discusses important qualities employers seek. Learn what Canadian employers want, and ho...

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us to practice your English communication skills in a relaxing environment, while making new friends....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Tue Jun 06
Tue Jun 13
Tue Jun 20
Tue Jun 27
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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 May 30
Tue Jun 06
Tue Jun 13
Icon of the event LSP: Starting a Business in Canada
Wed Aug 09, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join our guest speaker from ACCES Employment who will share information about the Entrepreneurship Connections program and how to successfully start and grow a business in Canada. For permanent residents and work permit holde...

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...