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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle for Mandarin Speakers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

This program is for Mandarin speakers interested in practicing their English conversation skills with others. Learn idioms and common expressions while making new friends and learning what the library has to offer....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 25
Wed Nov 01
Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Complete the Canadian Citizenship test preparation in 6 sessions Tuesdays October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Learn who can apply for citizenship and how? language ability requirement and go through Disc...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 24
Tue Oct 31
Tue Nov 07
Tue Nov 14
Tue Nov 21
Icon of the event Canada Learning Bond Information Session
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Did you know that the Government of Canada provides support for families to save for their child's education after high school? If you have a child who was born in 2004 or later, and your net family income is below $45,900, y...

Icon of the event Peer Nutrition Program
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Learn new ways to prepare healthy snacks for kids aged 0-6 years. How to read food labels. Network with your neighbours and learn from their experience. Receive certificate of participation in the program. In partnership ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 30
Mon Nov 06
Mon Nov 13
Mon Nov 20
Mon Nov 27
Icon of the event LSP: Why You Need a Mentor
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Understand the values of a professional mentor and how to find one. Designed especially for Newcomers to Canada....

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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 16
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Tue Feb 13
Icon of the event LSP: Starting a Business in Canada
Wed Feb 07, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join our guest speaker Sonja Johnson from ACCES Employment who will share information about researching and evaluating your business idea, creating a business plan, business registration & regulation in Canada, costs involved...

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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 Oct 24
Tue Oct 31
Tue Nov 07
Tue Nov 14
Tue Nov 21
Icon of the event LSP: New Job Search Strategies
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Discover new job search strategies to make your job-hunting more diverse and effective. Designed especially for Newcomers to Canada....

Icon of the event LSP: Assertiveness Training -- life skills for newcomers to Canada
Wed Jan 24, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Find out what assertiveness is and how it can help you in your personal and professional life. Learn to understand the differences between assertiveness, aggressiveness and passive behaviors and explore ways to communicate ef...