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ESL & Newcomer Programs

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Come to the Lillian H. Smith Library to celebrate the Year of the Sheep! Enjoy a Lion Dance, Kung Fu demonstration, Chinese instrumental music, dance performances and face painting for kids at 1pm (registration required). F...

Icon of the event Let's Talk!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Lillian H. Smith

Want to practice your English? Join us for a Let's Talk Session! Thursdays listed below, from 6 - 8 pm....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 05
Thu Feb 12
Thu Feb 19
Thu Feb 26
Thu Mar 12
Icon of the event Discover Canada - Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Lillian H. Smith

This free 12 week program is for landed immigrants (permanent residents) and convention refugees, 19 year and older with LINC level 4 and up. Improve spoken English in small group settings with experienced and trained mentor...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 27
Tue Feb 03
Tue Feb 10
Tue Feb 17
Tue Feb 24
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Burrows Hall

Free 10 week program at Burrows Hall Library in partnership with CultureLink. For landed immigrants and convention refugees,19yrs and older with LINC level 4 and up. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 15
Thu Jan 22
Thu Jan 29
Thu Feb 05
Thu Feb 12
Icon of the event Knitters' Drop-In
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Cedarbrae

A great place to share your interest in yarn. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, drop in and spend some time with fellow crafters. It's also a great way to practice your English conversation skills. Please bring your own yar...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 12
Mon Jan 19
Mon Jan 26
Mon Feb 02
Mon Feb 09
Icon of the event Free ESL Class (CLB 2-4 Basic English Proficiency)
Ongoing event running from Wed Jan 07, 2015 - Fri Jul 17, 2015
Cedarbrae

Free ESL class runs 2 times a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30am - 1:30pm. in partnership with Toronto Catholic District School Board. Registration on January 7, 2015: please bring 2 pieces of ID to show status in Canada ...

Icon of the event Settlement Services for Newcomers
9:00 am - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Burrows Hall

Settlement workers provide individual assistance for newcomers. In partnership with Catholic Cross-cultural Services.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 03
Sat Jan 10
Sat Jan 17
Sat Jan 24
Sat Jan 31
Icon of the event LSP Worker
Ongoing event running from Thu Sep 18, 2014 - Wed Sep 30, 2015
Lillian H. Smith

New to Canada? Need information on employment, housing, language learning, schools & other topics? Speak to the LSP Worker in this library branch! All are welcome!...

Icon of the event English Conversation Group For Newcomers Age 55 or Above
Ongoing event running from Mon Sep 15, 2014 - Mon Dec 14, 2015
Cedarbrae

(No classes on Dec 22 & 29) If you are a newcomer age 55 or above and interested in improving your English Conversation skills, come and join us on Mondays 2:30 - 3:30pm. Please bring your permanent resident card or conventio...

Icon of the event Services for Newcomers Age 55 & Over on Mondays
Ongoing event running from Mon Jun 16, 2014 - Mon Jun 29, 2015
Cedarbrae

(No services on Dec 22 & 29) Farhana Jogiat, Catholic Crosscultural Services (Ph: 416-266-7200 Ext 201) provides one-on-one settlement services to newcomers age 55 and over on Mondays from 1 to 5pm. She can speak English, Guj...