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Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Information Part One: The Citizenship Application Process
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Learn about the Canadian citizenship application process. Find out the latest information about eligibility (age, residency requirement, proof of language ability, etc.), completing and submitting the forms, fees, application...

Icon of the event New to Canada? Speak to a COSTI Representative!
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based, multicultural agency which has been serving all immigrant communities and new Canadians for many years. At the library sessions, a COSTI representative will answer your questions...

Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 27
Icon of the event Discover Canada Citizenship Mentoring Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Discover and review the "Discover Canada" study guide with trained volunteers in a group setting. Provided by CultureLink....

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 23
Mon Jan 30
Mon Feb 06
Mon Feb 13
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Practice your conversation skills, make new friends, and learn about the library. You must be at least 18 years of age and have landed immigrant or Convention Refugee status to join. This program is co-sponsored by North York...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 04
Wed Jan 11
Wed Jan 18
Wed Jan 25
Wed Feb 01
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 Welcoming the World, Transforming a City
Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Join Graeme Stewart from Tower Renewal Project and ERA Architects and Senator Ratna Omidvar, as they discuss Toronto's role in welcoming newcomers to Canada.

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
Thu Feb 02
Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....