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Icon of the event Meet a Settlement Counselor on 2nd and 4th Thursday
Ongoing event running from Thu Apr 02, 2015 - Thu Jun 29, 2017
Location: Cedarbrae

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.

Icon of the event ESL Class (CLB 2-4 Basic English Proficiency)
Ongoing event running from Wed Jan 07, 2015 - Fri Jul 21, 2017
Location: Cedarbrae

Summer Break: July 23 - September 6, 2016....

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 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 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 LSP: Canada My New Home- Steps To English Fluency
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Centennial

This Library Settlement program run by the YMCA Newcomer Information Center invites all newcomers to share, in the form of discussions, different topics about Canadian life, culture and traditions. Come and join our conversat...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 01
Tue Sep 06
Thu Sep 08
Tue Sep 13
Thu Sep 15
Icon of the event Mortgage 101
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An information session for those who are looking for a mortgage ... or those who already have one! Learn about mortgage basics, the pre-approval process, and what banks don't usually tell you. This is part 2 of the home buyer...

Icon of the event English Language Class
9:30 am - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Intermediate English classes will be offered three times a week Tuesday to Thursday for newcomers. There will be no daycare offered for this program. Contact branch for details. From the TDCSB.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 06
Wed Sep 07
Thu Sep 08
Tue Sep 13
Wed Sep 14
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 Cycling in All Weather Conditions
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...