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Icon of the event Tax Credits for Newcomers and Emigrants
Fri Sep 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: York Woods

A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will talk about benefits, credits, filing obligations of newcomers and more.

Icon of the event ESL CLB Level 1-2 English for Daily Life: Reading & Writing
11:30 am - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

In this course, you will improve your English reading and writing skills for common daily activities. In class, you will practise reading comprehension and build your vocabulary with simple news articles, stories, and public ...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 17
Thu Jul 19
Icon of the event ESL CLB Level 1-2 English for Daily Life: Listening & Speaking
11:30 am - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

In this course, you will improve your English speaking and listening skills for common daily activities such as banking, shopping, taking transit, interacting with health care providers and meeting others. In class, you will ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jul 16
Wed Jul 18
Fri Jul 20
Icon of the event The Stories of Us
Fri Sep 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Newcomers are encouraged to participate in a unique story collecting workshop. Write about your experiences coming to Canada in your native language and help build an ESL library of journeys written by and for newcomers.

Icon of the event Citizenship Preparation
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Learn Canadian government, history and geography through conversations and activities in partnership with North York Community House. Please call 416-395-5980 to register.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jul 18
Wed Jul 25
Wed Aug 01
Wed Aug 08
Wed Aug 15
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

If you are a newcomer to Canada and want to enhance your English communication skills, with the guidance of English native speakers. This program is for you and it's free! In partnership with WoodGreen Newcomer Services.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 17
Tue Jul 24
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:
Tue Jul 17
Thu Jul 19
Tue Jul 24
Thu Jul 26
Tue Jul 31
Icon of the event LSP: English Conversation Circle
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bridlewood

Join us to practise speaking English in a comfortable & friendly environment.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 31
Tue Aug 07
Tue Aug 14
Tue Aug 21
Tue Aug 28
Icon of the event Friday Afternoon English Conversation Circle
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Join us to practice and improve your English conversation skills in a relaxing environment, while making new friends and learning what the library has to offer. No registration required. All are welcome to attend regardless o...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 20
Fri Jul 27
Fri Aug 03
Fri Aug 10
Fri Aug 17
Icon of the event Wellness Club for Seniors in Mandarin
9:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bridlewood

Make new friends, share ideas, and learn how to keep fit to become a happier and healthier you. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jul 25
Wed Aug 22
Wed Sep 26
Wed Oct 24