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ESL & Newcomer Programs

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...

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 Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (in Mandarin)
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In this workshop you will learn about dementia and how to recognize the signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Learn how dementia affects brain functions, and identify lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk. The program will be p...

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 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 Citizenship Test Preparation Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Need help preparing and studying for the Canadian Citizenship Test?...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 29
Mon Jun 05
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 Settlement Services for Newcomers
9:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Settlement workers provide in person, one-on-one assistance to newcomers with immigration documents, health care, access to education, and free access to Commission of Oath Services. Please contact the branch for further info...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 26
Fri Jun 02
Fri Jun 09
Fri Jun 16
Fri Jun 23
Icon of the event Toronto: A swimmable, drinkable, fishable water city
Thu May 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

New to TO? Not sure where you can swim? We have what you need to know (and do!) in this new city of yours. Swim Drink Fish Canada will help you make the transition from "newcomer" to "Torontonian" by giving you the informatio...