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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Silk Flower Making Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

A craft created in Japan, popular in Taiwan and China. Attend our monthly classes and have flowers all year round....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 25
Fri Jul 28
Fri Sep 22
Icon of the event Citizenship Preparation Program
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Learn Canadian government, history and geography through conversations and activities....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 06
Thu Jul 13
Thu Jul 20
Thu Jul 27
Thu Aug 03
Icon of the event Diabetes Information Session (In Mandarin)
Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Millions of Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Chances are it affects you or someone you know. This workshop will help you learn more about what diabetes is, how to lower your risk factors, as well as exercis...

Icon of the event Powers of Attorney (In Mandarin)
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

By granting someone power of attorney people can plan ahead and be confident that their wishes will be carried out. In this workshop you will learn about power of attorney for property and personal care, how to make or revoke...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (in Mandarin)
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In this workshop you will learn about dementia and how to recognize the signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Learn how dementia affects brain functions, and identify lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk. The program will be p...

Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101
Sat Jun 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us for a fun, informative, and interactive workshop given by a member of Cycle Toronto and learn how to cycle safely! The workshop will cover the Rules of the Road, how to share it with other road users, safety technique...

Icon of the event Let's Talk
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Practice your English, Learn more about Toronto & Canada, make new friends in a relaxing environment and have fun! This is a drop-in session - no registration required. All are welcome!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 01
Icon of the event Let's Draw
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Drawing with oil sticks. A program for newcomer Seniors to have an opportunity to do something creative and practice English. Space is limited, please register by calling 416-393-7746.

Icon of the event ESL Reading Circle
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Looking to improve your English? We will be reading advanced picture books and practicing our listening, reading and conversation skills. The group will meet on the last Wednesday of every month in the Periodical Lounge. Call...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 31
Wed Jun 28
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Practice your English conversation skills in this free program! Learn idioms and expressions. For adults 18 years and older. This program is co-sponsored by North York Community House. For more information, please call Ariel ...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Tue Jun 06
Tue Jun 13
Tue Jun 20
Tue Jun 27