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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event English conversation Circle for Seniors
Ongoing event running from Wed May 18, 2016 - Wed Dec 21, 2016
Location: Flemingdon Park

Seniors! Join us to practice your English communication skills in a relaxing environment and make new friends. No registration required. 3-4 p.m.

Icon of the event Selling Your First Home
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This workshop will teach you about the home selling process. It will cover effective marketing plans, and a review of the contracts you will be required to sign....

Icon of the event Let's Draw
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The skill of drawing is not unlike the skill of speaking. You are trying to make a point. Help your language along visually, draw, talk and network here at the Library!


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 29
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 19
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (Mandarin)
Wed Sep 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This workshop will teach you about dementia, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. You will learn how dementia affects brain functions, and identify lifestyle factors that can reduce the risk of ...

Icon of the event Newcomer Settlement Services
Ongoing event running from Thu May 19, 2016 - Sat Jan 28, 2017
Location: Flemingdon Park

Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-8:30, and Wednesday and Friday from 10-6, Saturday 9-5 (ongoing) Tom Han 647-296-0147....

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 Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
10:30 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

This program is for Permanent Residents. Topics will include: Who can apply for citizenship and how? Canadian history, geography and the government system, rights and responsibilities of citizens and more.* Tuesday October ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 10
Sat Sep 17
Sat Sep 24
Sat Oct 01
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....

Icon of the event Newcomer Programs at Steeles
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

An information program with The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association for newcomers in Chinese. Call branch for details.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 28
Wed Oct 26
Wed Nov 23
Icon of the event Buying Your First Home
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task. Learn the ins and outs as a first-time home buyer and review the contracts you will be required to sign....