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ESL & Newcomer Programs

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 Jan 10
Tue Jan 17
Tue Jan 24
Icon of the event Snap a Portrait!
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Photography teacher Diana Nazareth will lead a fun, hands on workshop inspired by Cosmopolis Toronto....

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 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 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 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 03
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 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 Oct 04
Tue Oct 18
Tue Nov 01
Tue Nov 15
Tue Dec 06