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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Black Creek

Practice and improve your English conversation skills and learn more about the library....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 02
Tue May 09
Tue May 16
Tue May 23
Tue May 30
Icon of the event LSP: Career Exploration for Women
Wed Jul 05, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are you a newcomer woman entering the workforce for the first time or re-entering the workforce since arriving in Canada? Find out how to discover and explore your career direction in Canada. Designed especially for Newcomers...

Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English - Spring Session
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 listening and conversation skills. Please note that the Apr.20 session i...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 04
Thu Jun 01
Thu Jun 15
Thu Jun 22
Icon of the event LSP: Self-Esteem Training
Wed Jul 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn everyday ways to build your confidence and self-esteem. Designed especially for Newcomers to Canada....

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Coping with Immigration Stress
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will provide useful information for newcomers about how migration to Canada can affect your stress, mental health, and wellness. Learn how to deal with culture-shock and racism, a...

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

Complete Canadian Citizenship test preparation in six sessions starting Tuesday, May 23. Learn who can apply for citizenship and how; Canadian history, geography and government system; rights and responsibilities of citizens;...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 23
Tue May 30
Tue Jun 06
Tue Jun 13
Tue Jun 20
Icon of the event LSP: Employers' Expectations of Newcomers
Wed May 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Do you know what Canadian employers are looking for? Join guest speaker, Kathleen Leon, from JobStart Employment Career Services, as she discusses important qualities employers seek. Learn what Canadian employers want, and ho...

Icon of the event LSP: Starting a Business in Canada
Wed Aug 09, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join our guest speaker from ACCES Employment who will share information about the Entrepreneurship Connections program and how to successfully start and grow a business in Canada. For permanent residents and work permit holde...

Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English - Summer Session
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 listening and conversation skills....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 06
Thu Jul 20
Thu Aug 03
Thu Aug 17
Thu Aug 24