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ESL & Newcomer Programs

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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 one hour to discuss a variety of topics with the help of an experienced group facilitator. Participants develop con...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 02
Tue May 09
Tue May 16
Tue May 23
Tue May 30
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...

Icon of the event Let's Talk
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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!

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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 Mar 30
Tue Apr 04
Thu Apr 06
Tue Apr 11
Thu Apr 13
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Weekly 2-hour sessions for newcomers to practice listening & speaking English and improve communication skills. This program is co-sponsored by North York Community House. No registration required. Drop In. All are welcome to...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Apr 04
Tue Apr 11
Tue Apr 18
Tue Apr 25
Tue May 02
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parkdale

Join us to practice your English communication skills in a relaxing environment and make new friends. Everyone welcome. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Mar 29
Wed Apr 05
Wed Apr 12
Wed Apr 19
Wed Apr 26
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Weekly 2-hour sessions for newcomers to practice listening & speaking English and improve communication skills. This program is co-sponsored by North York Community House. Call 647-296-0935 to register.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Apr 04
Tue Apr 11
Tue Apr 18
Tue Apr 25
Tue May 02
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 01
Mon May 08
Mon May 15
Mon May 29
Mon Jun 05
Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
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....

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 Mar 31