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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Newcomers with beginner to intermediate level English are invited to learn basic English vocabulary for daily living and working, while improving their grammar and conversation skills. In partnership with Immigration, Refug...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 19
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 02
Thu Feb 16
Thu Feb 23
Icon of the event Meet a Settlement Counselor on 2nd and 4th Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Drop in or call: Karuna T. Wimalasuriya, Agincourt Community Services Association (Ph: 416-292-6912) provides settlement services to new immigrants on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 08
Thu Dec 22
Thu Jan 12
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 09
Icon of the event ESL Class (CLB 2-4 Basic English Proficiency)
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

ESL class runs 2 times a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30am - 1:30pm. in partnership with Toronto Catholic District School Board. Before Registration, you may have to take the language assessment test at YMCA Language Ass...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Dec 07
Fri Dec 09
Wed Dec 14
Fri Dec 16
Wed Dec 21
Icon of the event LSP: Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An information session for those planning to enter the workforce in Canada, led by staff from the YMCA Newcomer Information Centre. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public L...

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 17
Icon of the event LSP: New Job Search Strategies
Wed Jan 11, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Have you ever thought about starting a business in Canada? Did you operate a business in another country before coming to Canada? What's new in job searching? ACCES Employment will review the methods and strategies of network...

Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Complete in 6 sessions. Include: who can apply and how? Canadian history, geography and government system; rights and responsibilities as a citizen; Canadian justice system, Canadian symbol; language ability requirement; prac...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 06
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 Let's Draw
4:00 pm - 4:00 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 Jan 05
Thu Feb 02
Thu Mar 02
Icon of the event LSP: Housing: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Wed Mar 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Willowdale Community Legal Services will present a general overview of tenancy law, as well as provide information on specific issues such as rent arrears, repairs, etc. Everything from subsidized housing to apartment buildin...