NEWCOMER RESOURCES

Newcomer Resources

May 17, 2021

New IRCC Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident program

See different streams of eligibility and program dates:

Temporary public policies: Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway – About the program - Canada.ca

 

New COVID Information – with translations – including:

  • Will the COVID-19 vaccine make me sick?

  • I have allergies, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Need help getting to a City-run clinic for your vaccination appointment?

  • What to expect after receiving your 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19: Vaccine Resources – City of Toronto

  • Vaccination for People with Disabilities

COVID-19: About the Vaccines – City of Toronto

  • Accommodations at City-run clinics

COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated – City of Toronto

 

COVID-19 -Help for older adults (55+) to book vaccination online

 

Employment Training

Bridge to Employment Program for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) - For IEPs with a background in Business or IT

Apply by June 15; Program begins in August

Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals | Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (yorku.ca)

 

Engineering/ Architecture Bridging Program (Humber College)

IT Infrastructure Bridging Program (Humber College)

Supply Chain Bridging Program (Humber College)

.NET Developer Bridging Program (Humber College)

LGBTQ2SIA+ Employment Program

For those 18+, living in Toronto and on Ontario Works

 

Employment Training for Newcomer Women

Individual coaching, networking/mentoring activities and various upskilling activities. Register for May 31 intake session, Program begins June 7

 

Education/ Essential Skills/ Career Development

Building Foundations for Women program

9-week support and training program for women facing barriers – to achieve employment, education or personal development goals

 

Essential Skills and Career Exploration

9-week support and training program for those facing barriers  - to gain essential skills and do career exploration.  In partnership with George Brown College.

 

Art – “My Pandemic Story”

The ROM is calling for submissions of original works of art that reflect life in the pandemic through the eyes of kids and teens (4 – 18 years).

My Pandemic Story (working title) | Royal Ontario Museum (rom.on.ca)

Newcomer Resources

May 6, 2021

COVID – Vaccinations for Uninsured Persons

  • News Release with Directions for Booking:

The City of Toronto and its community partners continue to support the vaccination of residents without OHIP cards – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/news/the-city-of-toronto-and-its-community-partners-continue-to-support-the-vaccination-of-residents-without-ohip-cards/
 

  • This info is also available on the COVID How to Get Vaccninated webpage -

Click on “What you need to know before booking your appointment":

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar for Community Agency Staff and Volunteers

2 sessions available:

 

Mental Health and Well-Being

Mental Health and Well-Being Supports for South Asian Community due to Crisis in India

Article Details Page (tdsb.on.ca) https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1640/Message-from-Chair-and-Director-about-Crisis-in-India

 

Parenting: Dealing with Stress of Virtual Learning – Workshop

May 12, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

https://parenting-issues.eventbrite.ca/?ref=estw

 

Mental health resources in many different languages -the City has partnered with organizations to help connect you to free support:

COVID-19: Mental Health Resources – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-mental-health-resources/

 

LGBTQ+ Newcomer Support

May Workshops and Peer to Peer Chat

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8003bfbfc0964782b2d4ce511bf825d3.pdf

 

Housing

Workshop on Above Average Rent Increases - May 18 at 7 pm

Above Guideline Rent Increases Workshop (Tenant's Rights Series) Tickets, Tue, May 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/above-guideline-rent-increases-workshop-tenants-rights-series-tickets-151567407195

 

Employment Training Programs

Small Business Accelerator Program – May 18 – June 17

Free online workshop series to help aspiring entrepreneurs to develop, launch or grow their businesses. Apply by May 12

Small Business Accelerator | Access Community Capital Fund (accessccf.com) https://accessccf.com/smallbusinessaccelerator/

 

Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier – Workshop

May 11, 10am – 12pm

https://removingcanadianexperiencebarrierworkshop.eventbrite.ca

 

Youth

Discover Film and TV Industry - May 12-14, from 1-4pm

For 18 – 30 yrs to learn about the Film and TV industry, honorarium paid

Sign up via ramp@ysm.ca or 416 671 5029

 

Summer Employment with Athletics Ontario, 15 – 30 years, apply by May 16

Full-time: Approximately 35 hours per week for 16 weeks

Canada Summer Jobs 2021 - Athletics Ontario https://athleticsontario.ca/canada-summer-jobs-2021/

 

Education

Literacy and Technology Conference for Service Providers – June 9

Online Tools/ Resources for Student Learning in under-resourced communities

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b076e95b91e840c2835015a570835898.pdf

 

Safe Return to Class Program for youth impacted by COVID

Each participant is supported to gain safe and paid part-time summer employment while they complete at least one summer credit course.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_29d7cd422adf485688b122649ab06e29.pdf

 

Recreation/ Education

FREE VIRTUAL FAMILY SCIENCE EVENT – May 8

120 science-based fun challenges for kids, teens and parents

https://www.guelphhumber.ca/events/sr-2021

 

Toronto Newcomer Day is May 25

Join us in welcoming newcomers in Toronto with activities and entertainment!

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/moving-to-toronto/toronto-newcomer-day/

Arts and Crafts for Family Workshop (8 weeks) - RSVP by June 1

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_60cf857e6ccb447aaf46da61f73b79cf.pdf

 

Come Paint with Us Workshop for Adults 25+ years – RSVP by June 4

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_aade322ecba04b7f860dc69a5abf0ac6.pdf
 

For Girls 10 – 14 years – Dance, Music Theatre and Spoken Word

Weekly – Begins May 19, 4 – 6 pm

https://lakeshorearts.ca/drama-queens/

Newcomer Resources

April 30, 2021

COVID-19

Help for older adults (55+) to book vaccination online

  • 1 to 1 support by calling 1 888 418 4771

  • Workshop repeated 3 times: May 5, 12 and 19

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_9c33c631240f414b93a4e1ef2824473d.pdf

 

Vaccine Eligibility (including people who are pregnant):
COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated – City of Toronto

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility

 

New resources (multiple languages) - City of Toronto - include:

  • Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?

  • Vaccines Offer Protections Against New Variants

  • What is in the COVID-19 Vaccines?

  • Which COVID-19 Vaccine is Better for Me?

 

COVID-19: Vaccine Resources – City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-resources/

 

Employment/ Job Fair for Youth

Youth- Virtual Job Fair, Friday May 7

1 – 3 pm for 18 – 29 years

4 – 6 pm for 15 – 18 years

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_44153b4b415f4aa2a13dfb8855f3c881.pdf

 

Employment Training for Youth

Youth (14 – 19) Series of Employment/ Mentorship Workshops in May

Learn about City of Toronto Rec Jobs; Receive volunteer hours

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b9cb51b2493947c885cd16cb66d88614.pdf

 

Construction Training Program for Youth (15 – 30)

6 weeks of construction training and pre-employment support + 6 weeks placement – both paid; focus on youth in Humber River-Black Creek area

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Adult-Learners/Skills-Development/On-The-Road

 

Newcomer youth interested in a career in the environmental sector

Applications for Spring 2021 now being accepted

Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)   https://trca.ca/get-involved/newcomer-youth-green-economy-project/

 

Employment Training Programs

IT and Tech – Networking and Mentorship Project for Newcomers, May 5

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_bd4b5729f1be448fb1ad79389e38deb6.pdf

 

Personal Support Worker Training – free, starts June 21

https://careerfoundation.com/personal-support-worker-training-program/

 

Brick Stone Masonry Training – Free + paid placement, May 21

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_fb407df3c4d249ab9082722074dd20e9.pdf

 

Employment training for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – 15 years +

Upcoming Events – Kerry's Place (kerrysplace.org)
https://www.kerrysplace.org/events/category/employmentworks/list/

 

Employment – Job Posting
 

Newcomer Programs Assistant – deadline to apply is May 7

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_42d49389ce6d4e1ba5980fd54a9f24ad.pdf

 

Family Services Counsellor – apply by May 9

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8ef1e63e445c4dca922e4748496af037.pdf

 

Employment – Job Fairs

Virtual Job Fair – May 4

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_499a2b5c67b449b894c24f1c4463e57b.pdf

 

Adult Education

Improve Reading and Writing English for 19 years+

Small group online learning, Wed afternoons

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b134dd572d694737a053c49380eaac6e.pdf

 

Computer Training Classes – Starting in May:

Intro to Word, Excel, PowerPoint

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3954ee6c79f440d1bef224159f020db9.pdf

 

Digital Literacy

Intro to Computers – New classes start weekly throughout May

New Classes at LEC - Labour Education Centre 
https://www.laboureducation.org/new_classes_at_lec

 

Digital Fluency for the Workforce, Humber College

Free program to develop skills necessary for the workplace

Digital Fluency For The Workforce - Humber College
https://humber.ca/community/training-programs/digital-fluency-for-the-workforce.html

 

Mental Health

Mindfulness - Free 8-week series, Weds 3 – 4 pm, begins June 2

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_db46055ed55c4bf0997d1b86c6d84c91.pdf

Newcomer Resources

April 22, 2021

COVID -19

COVID resources in multiple languages to help share messages about vaccinations

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-resources/

 

Help for older adults to book vaccination online
 

  • 1 to 1 support by calling 1 888 418 4771

See flyer https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_225fd1706c8c4f42831ac572ef66b507.pdf
 

  • Workshops for older adults Apr 28, May 5, 12 and 19

See flyer https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d01422c62982443dbf5e4380b3475b67.pdf
 

  • Workshop for Staff April 27

See flyer https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_cc812e0cfe234bbe853b18dc84d3c79e.pdf

 

Employment – Training for Youth

Graphic Communications/ Design for Youth – 17 week pre-employment training plus placement – both are paid: Apply by May 14; Cohort begins May 31


More info https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_214cc44505704d7c97f5eb3c8a51525d.pdf


Application https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ebaffca4ba1a447993adfa510d83e78c.pdf

 

Employment – Job Opportunities
 

Fronter College – Tutor and Academic Support

George Hull Centre – Community Clinic Team Leader

See these and others via: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NBQ7rezU-b-sTpi2q9Q7cdX3_yOakr5L

 

Employment – Hiring Events
 

  • Newcomer Hiring Event, April 28 from 10am – 12pm

See flyer for job openings; Deadline to register is April 26

Interview preparation workshop April 27

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_390d8c8f80df41b599877292c2001acb.pdf

 

  • Hiring Event for HR-related positions, April 28 from 12 – 3 PM

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4a818b96bea5409ab34b13c069b0478a.pdf
 

Citizenship Test Preparation for Permanent Residents (PR) card holders

Pre-registration. Recommended to attend all three sessions:

June 8, 15 & 22, 10am-12pm.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_17e56b94b88340218d804af600f0cad3.pdf

 

Mental Health

Newcomer Women’s Wellness for Success Series, Begins Apr 28

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1cdc9de1b0294a309d071b555f9569a4.pdf

Virtual Wellness Series – Tues at 2pm until May 19

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8d631903614e49319b33d22081e8b304.pdf

Digital Literacy

Free basic computer skills class – Begins May 3

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ff285a2fdaf74cc69507e03421f7e1a0.pdf

 

Education – Special Needs

Learning for children, youth and adults with special needs

Info Session for Parents/ Caregivers on April 24

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f7991c88441f4d8192eefdb5593ae2f8.pdf

 

Recreation

Virtual Spring Recreation Programs (City of Toronto) – Registration begins April 22. Programs begin May 3.

For children, youth and older adults. Programs are live and interactive, delivered weekly via WebEx and range from 30 to 60 minutes in length.

Fees vary depending on the program. “Adapted & inclusive” programs are free.
 

Virtual Recreation – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/virtual-recreation/
 

For free and lower cost recreation and subsidies:
Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/free-lower-cost-recreation-options/

Newcomer Resources

April 16, 2021

COVID- 19 during Ramadan

Help for Muslim Community to navigate Ramadan during COVID-19

Document includes answers surrounding vaccines/ testing during this time

By the Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e5137c41259c4ecf97eafe2d263dcbe6.pdf
 

Anishnawbe Health Toronto's Vaccine Drop-In Clinic

Where: 179 Gerard St. East

When: Every Thursday; 9:30am – until end of supply

Appointments not necessary - First Come, First Served

For questions contact reception at 416-920-2605

For more information click https://bit.ly/32jfRQG

 

The Tkaronto Indigenous Vaccine Access https://www.tkarontovaccines.com/ website provides timely, accurate, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant information about COVID-19 vaccinations for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The site lists Indigenous led Community Vaccination Clinics, as well as Indigenous Focused- Hospital Based Vaccine Clinics, and other resources such as the Call Auntie Hotline: at 437 703 8703 if you need support navigating your vaccine options or sign up!

 

Food Security

Food to Table Program  

Grocery gift cards and hygiene kits available monthly April – Aug 2021

Beginning of every month registration form opens up on website. Clients should register as soon as possible as gift cards are limited.  

Current registration now open for April:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScndGndeMlCxB2475IJzzI8E3twLplCNp8c8Ri0-QsYexwqkQ/viewform

For flyer: https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_28ea185d9bde4afa8529968d3bf1b7f3.pdf

 

Youth

Youth Leaders with Lived Experience of Community Violence

To join Healer Peer Support Program – Paid training/ honoraria

Apply by Apr 25

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b658b5990dcd4d05983551b6257f034c.pdf

 

Employment – Training

Women’s Business Accelerator Program for newcomer women

Few spots still available, Apr 19 – June 2, Apply now

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1770265129b3401982db5586db7f7997.pdf

 

Women in Trades and Technology Training Programs – YWCA

Painter Decorator Pre-App Training start date: April 26, 2021
Download the flyer: https://bit.ly/3gfFDgV
TTM Pre-App Training start date: May 17, 2021
Download the flyer: https://bit.ly/2OSroDw

Apply Now! 2021 Pre-Apprenticeship Trainings for Women https://bit.ly/3agQDqH

 

Employment – Hiring

Healthcare Jobs in East Toronto – Hiring Info Event Apr 19 and 21

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_78519dfcd25347169ca8ce551d44c714.pdf
 

Digital Fluency for Seniors
 

  • 1 to 1 Support for Seniors – to help book their COVID-19 vaccination

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c2cd4726ca9143cfbc49f3327ba15c7d.pdf
 

  • Online Shopping Workshop for Seniors, April 20

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d2d546e945b846c1ae327e42d539c2ef.pdf

 

Seniors

Federal Programs/ Services available for Seniors Webinar

For service providers by Service Canada and CRA – April 20 or 23

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b90d95f14c274de59214529cd2559c9c.pdf

 

Aging Your Way – Free online Toronto Public Library Event Series

 Educational speaker series for seniors – Upcoming sessions include:  "Power of Attorney 101" and "Stop the Stigma – Ageism".

Register at https://www.canage.ca/partnerships/tpl/

 

Recreation

The City's Stay, Play & Learn at Home webpage (https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-reduce-virus-spread/covid-19-stay-play-learn-at-home/) lists free virtual and phone call activities for residents, many specifically for seniors (search or sort by "senior" or "older adult").

For free seniors programming to be added to this list, email vanessa.campisi@toronto.ca

Newcomer Resources

April 9, 2021

Digital Literacy for Seniors

Workshop to learn about Online Shopping – April 13 at 10 am

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5e36d85631b34c89886efdf9229de306.pdf
 

Virtual Canadian Immigration Fair – April 15

Free all day fair for newcomers to connect them to employers, immigrant service providers, education institutes, government services and more.

https://canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair/virtual

 

Employment - Training

Industrial Trades Program at Humber College

8-week program + 12 weeks placement – both are paid; For 18 – 30 years and currently unemployed

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_117bc38f0e4c47f99b9b974d0e3c58a2.pdf

 

Youth Possibilities Program

Pre-employment training and job opportunity - both paid – for youth under 30 years – Intake now for new cohort May

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6a9b9a299fd5431b8f0be8d139013788.pdf

 

Pre-Apprenticeship Electrician Training – CPAC in partnership with Centennial College – for newcomer youth, Application forms by April 9

https://cpac-canada.ca/electrician-pre-apprenticeship/

 

Employment – Positions

Hiring of Personal Support Workers (PSW’s)– Info Session April 13

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3a3e416523694b1f8be260c36df0f833.pdf

 

Community Planner Contract - Part-time, nine-month with Social Planning Toronto (SPT), Deadline is Apr 16

https://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/planner_posting?utm_campaign=board_planner_openings&utm_medium=email&utm_source=socialplanningtoronto

 

Education

Literacy and Basic Skills – Frontier College – April Calendar

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f3a7ad33d2df480db5248619baf5481e.pdf

 

Volunteer

Board of Directors – Social Planning Toronto – Call for nominations – Apr 30

“Interested in youth; from inner suburbs” etc.

https://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/2021_board_nominations?utm_campaign=board_planner_openings&utm_medium=email&utm_source=socialplanningtoronto
 

Newcomer Resources

April 1, 2021

Resources related to Employment Rights, Tenant Rights and Financial Benefits -Developed for frontline workers who support newcomers

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5e1cf1148dff48cdb40c4f2964e10b2e.pdf
 

Indigenous Training/ Community Dialogue

Session for Newcomers, April 8, 6 – 7:30 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c2bda0ac27c34e03abca70e0cd61f1b3.pdf

 

Digital Literacy for Seniors

Workshop to learn about Online Shopping – April 6 at 10 am

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_edcc865528ca416892d9e4278f578b57.pdf

 

Employment - Training

Office Admin Training Program – YWCA, starts May 17

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_be7fb65615024268864c46bc60ee6696.pdf

 

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Management, Assessment, Resources, Training) Program

 8-week wraparound program designed for WOMEN to begin the journey to employment – For women on OW residing in Toronto

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_7ec333c22c0f4e88b4ef1148732c4882.pdf

 

Restaurant and Food Services Employment Essentials Program

For OW recipients able to understand Mandarin – Online 5-week intensive online training, Summer, Fall 2021

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_80d1e0492f164e738e32cc3a9a6fb0b7.pdf

 

Service Canada/ CRA webinars, April

Learn about fed gov’t programs and services that can benefit clients

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e62a61dece5e47b8a83f23200499dd0f.pdf

 

Syrian Canadian Foundation

Programs include:

English language tutoring for vulnerable newcomers unable to access ESL classes

Friends and Coffee for Arabic-speaking newcomer women

https://www.syriancanadianfoundation.ca/

Newcomer Resources

March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines/ Vaccinations

Assistance with Transportation to Vaccine Appointments for Vulnerable Residents – Scroll down to Transportation to Clinic on this page:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=city-immunization-clinics

 

For up-to-date info on COVID-19 Vaccines:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/

 

To help with Vaccine Confidence:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/03/16/they-got-their-covid-19-vaccines-now-in-their-own-languages-they-want-to-tell-you-how-it-felt-and-why-it-matters.html

 

Digital Literacy for Seniors

Workshop to learn about Online Shopping – March 30 at 10 am

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e1b509ef3a40474bb4c1ae9f7ce1235c.pdf

 

Education – TDSB Resources/ News

TDSB Virtual Drop-In for Professional Support for Mental Health

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/In-Person-Learning/Resources-During-Covid-19

 

Social media/ screen time on teens’ mental health - March 25 at 6:30 pm

Navigating Life’s Highs and Lows for Teenage Girls – April 8 at 6:30 pm

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/Conversations-Series

 

Join TDSB’s Equity Policy Community Advisory Committee by March 26

Article Details Page (tdsb.on.ca)
https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1607/Apply-Now-to-Join-the-Equity-Policy-Community-Advisory-Committee

 

Children's Book Bank - diverse selection of books to distribute free of charge to families https://www.childrensbookbank.com/  

For resources for community agencies: Dave Page (cell 416-802-1245)

Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@childrensbookbank.com

 

Employment/ Careers - Training

New Women in Trades and Technology Programs coming to YWCA.

For more info: Amina Shah ashah@ywcatoronto.org 
 

Refugee Claimants

Pathways to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during the pandemic – Legal expert (CLEO) provides info for frontline workers

March 31, 10:30 – 12 noon

http://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&reset=1&id=280&utm_source=Keep+in+touch+with+CLEO+-+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=269442659a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_22_04_13_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ebfd2663-269442659a-123037509

 

Immigration Fraud

How to prevent immigration fraud and how to report it when it happens:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/protect-fraud.html?utm_source=slash-immigration-fraud_fraude-immigration&utm_medium=short-url-en&utm_campaign=antifraud

 

Public Consultations – Selection of Toronto’s new Police Chief

Virtual Consultations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-consultations-on-torontos-next-chief-of-police-tickets-142902048875
 

Online survey will be available March 29 – May 13: https://tpsb.ca/consultations-and-publications/chief

Newcomer Resources

March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines/ Vaccinations

Assistance with Transportation to Vaccine Appointments for Vulnerable Residents – Scroll down to Transportation to Clinic on this page:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=city-immunization-clinics

 

For up-to-date info on COVID-19 Vaccines:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/

 

To help with Vaccine Confidence:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/03/16/they-got-their-covid-19-vaccines-now-in-their-own-languages-they-want-to-tell-you-how-it-felt-and-why-it-matters.html

 

Digital Literacy for Seniors

Workshop to learn about Online Shopping – March 30 at 10 am

(See flyer in March 25 folder)

 

Education – TDSB Resources/ News

TDSB Virtual Drop-In for Professional Support for Mental Health

Mental Health and Well-Being Resources During Covid-19 (tdsb.on.ca)

 

Social media/ screen time on teens’ mental health - March 25 at 6:30 pm

Navigating Life’s Highs and Lows for Teenage Girls – April 8 at 6:30 pm

Toronto District School Board > Community > How to Get Involved > Conversations Series (tdsb.on.ca)

 

Join TDSB’s Equity Policy Community Advisory Committee by March 26

Article Details Page (tdsb.on.ca)

 

Children's Book Bank - diverse selection of books to distribute free of charge to families https://www.childrensbookbank.com/  

For resources for community agencies: Dave Page (cell 416-802-1245)

Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@childrensbookbank.com

 

Employment/ Careers - Training

New Women in Trades and Technology Programs coming to YWCA.

For more info: Amina Shah ashah@ywcatoronto.org 
 

Refugee Claimants

Pathways to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during the pandemic – Legal expert (CLEO) provides info for frontline workers

March 31, 10:30 – 12 noon

Pathway to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during COVID-19 – CLEO Outreach

 

Immigration Fraud

How to prevent immigration fraud and how to report it when it happens:

Protect yourself from immigration fraud - Canada.ca

 

Public Consultations – Selection of Toronto’s new Police Chief

Virtual Consultations: Public Consultations on Toronto’s Next Chief of Police Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Online survey will be available March 29 – May 13: Toronto Police Services Board - 2021 Chief Selection (tpsb.ca)

Newcomer Resources

March 19, 2021

COVID - Vaccinations

City's Vaccine Webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/
 

For adults 80+

  • Hospital/Health Team vaccine clinics - booked through http://www.vaccineto.ca/

  • City-run mass immunization clinics: Register at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ or call Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007)

  • Experiencing challenges with booking at a mass immunization clinic or face other barriers like transportation, let us know at seniors@toronto.ca

For adults 60-64 – AstraZeneca vaccine

 

Access to Tech

Connected for Success - Low cost, high speed internet - Program is expanding to new qualifying customers receiving income support.

For more info:

https://about.rogers.com/giving-back/connected-for-success/

 

Computer Training

Microsoft Word Essentials Workshop – Free online 90-min workshop, March 25th

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_49347716756d48f28397c3b62fb6ce8a.pdf
 

Education / Career Development

Free webinar - Higher Education for a Brighter Career Path?

Academic professionals, career coaches and settlement workers talk about whether post-secondary education is a wise career path for newcomers.

March 24, 1 – 2 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0nxPQz36RImyytZdhpqSKA?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=askmnlct_your_invitation_to_higher_education_for_a_brighter_career_path_webinar&utm_term=2021-03-18

 

Health and Well-Being

Mindful Living Program – For improving well-being

Apr 15 – June 3, Thursdays, 3 – 4pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_379e148a9478481caf40bd39c941f37f.pdf
 

Healthy You Wellness Program – Free 12-week online program with registered dietician, March 24 – June 9, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a3e829b242254c93b49fbd6da8b53c3c.pdf

 

Children and Youth Spring Break CampTO - April 12 – 16

In-Person for ages 6 - 12; Virtual for ages 4 - 12

Registration begins March 23 at 8:00 AM

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/campto/

 

After School Art Classes for 6-9 yr old's with Arts Etobicoke

Thursday's, 3:45 - 5 pm online from now to May 27, 2021  

Register one child per household and siblings are welcome to attend as well!

https://www.artsetobicoke.com/projects/edge-youth-art-show-2021/

 

Edge Youth Art Show 2021– for high school students

Showcase artwork alongside peers in a professional exhibition setting!

Meet peers, get feedback from professional artists, and network in the arts community.

https://www.artsetobicoke.com/edge-youth-art-show-2021

 

Employment – Training

New Knowledge, New Steps Employment Essentials program for newcomers on OW – Starts April 6

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_0e33414edf7a435eb3ffe1da63213d86.pdf

 

Summer Employment

City of Toronto Summer Recreation Jobs – Info Sessions starting March 20

https://jobs.toronto.ca/recreation/

 

Gender Based Violence

Male facilitated virtual 10-week program for male-identified youth 14 – 18 years to talk about gender and social norms that contribute to Gender-Based Violence. Starts April 12

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3ed205a5b6724565a1db644e81128960.pdf

 

Volunteer

Arts Etobicoke – Volunteers wanted for 20 minute interview

Help Arts Etobicoke create awesome new arts programming in your community! Sign up for a twenty-minute interview (in one of 8 languages) to tell them all about what you love to do in Etobicoke. Everyone who participates is entered to win a gift card.

https://www.artsetobicoke.com/sign-up-to-be-interviewed-by-our-community-story-collectors/

Newcomer Resources

March 12, 2021

Education

Humber’s FREE Youth Transition Program – Interested in college but don’t know if you qualify? For ages 19 – 29 to successfully transition to college. 
https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_cb37756f7fdb421bb8946f6b90036c8f.pdf

2 FREE Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Programs for internationally trained professionals – Starting in April.

Finance & Accounting Program and Office Administration/Customer Service

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b95f92975596415aba68c2492f3f66c9.pdf

 

Literacy and Basic Skills & Academic Upgrading (AU) Program Showcase – For service providers and clients – March 23

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b3877542f669478baeb28276ad4086fa.pdf

 

English Classes for Beginners on Saturdays (online)

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/2021/03/english-classes-now-also-on-weekends/

 

Employment – Training

Women’s Entrepreneur Skills Workshops (FCJ Refugee Centre)

Connecting women to develop business skills using their cultural abilities and traditions

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/2021/03/womens-entrepreneur-skills-workshops/
 

Employment - Jobs

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation – Accepting applications for summer jobs: lifeguards and acquatic instructors, summer camps, gardeners etc.

https://jobs.toronto.ca/

 

Government Ontario Vaccine registration program hiring for Call Centre – immediately; $17/ hour. Send resume to rishma@ca.ibm.com

 

Community Engagement Coordinator with Toronto West Local Immigration Partnership

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5b6025bd2be4451bb9b3c8fe58882a75.pdf
 

Careers in Corrections – Info Session on March 18

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3712d56abb704fcd83cd742a13d17f2a.pdf

 

TTC Info Session -For Engineering, Construction and Technical Graduates – April 1

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_dd9a700c02e74042ac8022b93a72ecee.pdf

 

Careers in Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair – March 15

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3b2949b974694eddb578d54373801117.pdf

 

Weed Man Toronto is Hiring – full time and summer positions

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a697d12e86224283be57e5990ba7298d.pdf

 

COVID-19

Toronto Hospitals COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration & Booking Site

Clinics operating through this site are currently providing vaccination appointments to individuals based on provincial prioritization guidance

https://vaccineto.ca/landing

 

COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated – City of Toronto

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/

 

NEW printable "Mental Health Support" poster in English https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/9585-COVID19MentalHealthSupportFINALTagged.pdf, which is also available in 29 other languages https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-how-you-can-help/covid-19-spread-the-word/

 

Toronto Voluntary Isolation Centre:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-should-do/covid-19-have-symptoms-or-been-exposed/?accordion=toronto-voluntary-isolation-centre-a-safe-place-to-recover-from-covid-19

 

Financial Support

Low or Fixed Income – You may be eligible to file your taxes via phone for free?

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/newsroom/tax-tips/tax-tips-2021/file-my-tax-return-by-phone.html

 

Tax credits, benefits and other programs: i.e. Canada Child Benefit (CCB), Canada Training Benefit, Canada Workers Benefit etc.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/every-dollar-counts.html

 

Settlement

Launch Event- Childhood Arrivals Support and Advocacy Program (CASA)

Learn about barriers for children and youth living without immigration status and what CASA does to support them. March 24, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

For more information, please contact by email.

Newcomer Resources

March 5, 2021

Employment

Anti-Black Racism Community of Practice Facilitator – deadline March 15

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c1054183a8e74ce4a85789048ef7ae45.pdf
 

Youth

Youth Taking Flight Online Program (ages 12 – 19): Saturdays Apr 3 – May 29

Learn about aviation and aerospace. Computer provided.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8dd24eec815944bfbdd54ddd1cd1e4c9.pdf

 

Refugees

Refugee Appeal Information Sessions

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4077353d09304be2b8dd71405528356d.pdf
 

Health and Safety

COVID-19 Vaccination Program – Gov’t of Ontario

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario
 

City of Toronto’s Vaccination Plan

https://www.toronto.ca/news/city-of-toronto-provides-updated-details-of-city-covid-19-vaccination-program-and-collaboration-with-health-sector-partners/

 

Immunization Educational Resource – Multilingual COVID -19 Vaccine Bulletin #2 Women

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OVj4XPF_3VDJ0KqRpdW7Tfidy42Qdpvi

 

SafeTO Survey for All Residents – Help to identify priorities for community safety & wellbeing in Toronto

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f1c5cea1561e4cc1a537159e472582b0.pdf

 

Community Conversation about Gun Violence – West (Etobicoke and York)

March 9, 6 – 8:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeto-community-conversations-on-community-violence-west-district-tickets-143817827995

 

Health and Wellness

Mental Health Support for Frontline Service Providers - Toronto Frontline Staff Support Network

Upcoming meeting: COVID-19 Resources and Mental Health Resources – March 23, 1:30 – 3:30

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/meeting-of-the-toronto-front-line-staff-support-network-tickets-143835292231?aff=mcivte&mc_eid=ac0ea3e8e4&mc_cid=e65efa68eb

 

Free Wellness Series: Finding Calm LAMP: March 2, 9 and 16 at 2pm on Zoom

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d916385cfca94e378cbf1517a6a72b35.pdf

 

Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use During the Pandemic - Conference

For all social service providers interested in the issue of problem gambling, gaming, and excessive technology use and how it affects ethno-cultural communities. March 24 and 25. Register by March 19

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ca8b4fa549c1485aafde19cb1f1930c0.pdf

 

Education and Skills Training

FREE Getting Started as a Sport Organizer training is now open!

Participants must be 18 years of age or older

Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsaaso

Contact Sammy at sfeilchenfeld@volunteertoronto.ca with any questions.

 

Education and Recreation

FREE Activities for all ages to enjoy at home. Sort by audience such as Seniors, Youth, Kids, Everyone etc. 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-reduce-virus-spread/covid-19-stay-play-learn-at-home/

Newcomer Resources

Feb 25, 2021

Youth

FCJ Youth Network - Learn about activities and opportunities and check out new BORDERLESS PODCAST

https://mailchi.mp/4fd2406140d5/youth-network-opportunities?e=de0be9a6e2

 

Black Mental Health Series – March 1 – 3

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1e7e99b869b748899fa9841fe2885e45.pdf
 

“Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair

See Workshop for Supporting Newcomer Youth

https://pltcanada.org/en/events/green-jobs-are-for-everyone/

 

Settlement Services

Arab Community Centre of Toronto – March Activity Calendar

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6510f992be8946789069b447fd1afff5.pdf

 

Health and Wellness

Fun virtual workouts for TDSB newcomer families (2 x per week)!

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c6138f90c7ff4b61931e04d813c473ee.pdf

 

Education / Training

Project Managers Professional Certificate (PMP)

https://skillsforchange.org/career-training/project-management/pmp-exam-preparation/

 

Applied Psychotherapy Practice in Ontario and Exam Preparation (CRPO)

Preparation for writing Entry-to-Practice Registration Exam

https://brem.bridgingprograms.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/BREM-APPO-Flyer_022021.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mnlct_newsletter_winter_2021_the_latest_happenings_client_stories_events_and_more&utm_term=2021-02-25

 

Job Postings

Community Organizer – Racial Justice and Reconciliation

https://mailchi.mp/theonn.ca/hiring-network-engagement-manager?e=f41ffd07cc

 

Housing

Tenants’ Rights Workshop

With South Etobicoke Community Legal Services – March 16

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f3ddf43f61e34a43ba856b94904d8071.pdf
 

Affordable Housing Workshop – March 9

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_73a134d8d85f4608ada5dc5ebce05292.pdf

 

Health and Safety

Info about COVID vaccines from TPH:

  • See Fact Sheet translated into multiple languages

  • See Resources section for “FAQ for Essential Workers”

  • See Resources for “Presentation for Community Agencies” (includes Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with community members)

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/

Newcomer Resources

Feb 19, 2021

Financial Supports

COVID Isolation Emergency Support Fund

One time assistance available through FCJ Refugee Centre and is for individuals not eligible for any other financial support.

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/2021/02/temporary-covid-isolation-emergency-support-fund/

Refugee Claimants

FCJ Refugee Centre Winter Programs/ Services:

  • Food and Income Security

  • Free Child Minding

  • English language classes

  • Primary Care – See resources for Uninsured Individuals

  • Refugee Hearings

  • Virtual Ready Tours

  • Temporary pathways to PR for refugee claimants working in the health-care sector during the pandemic

See FCJ’s Winter Newsletter for contact info /registration

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Winter-Newsletter-WEB.pdf

 

Workshop on Hearing Preparation and IRB updates – Canadian Red Cross, Feb 16

https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/migrant-and-refugee-services/first-contact/first-contact-ontario

 

Education

Updates and Information for Back to School on Feb 16, 2021

Supporting Newcomer Parent's Engagement in Education | A Guide to Programs, Resources and Workshops http://welcome2school.ca/news/

 

 #SkillsAnywhereChallenge series is a fun way for Ontarians of all ages to develop their skills and explore the skilled trades and technologies!

  • New challenge every month

  • Activities are completely versatile - do them on your own, in the classroom, or with your family and friends.

  • Prizes to be won!

#SkillsAnywhereChallenge Series - Skills Ontario
https://www.skillsontario.com/skillsanywhere

 

Mentorship for Newcomer Students

Structured mentorship program for new Canadian students in TDSB schools

Welcoming Communities (tdsb.on.ca) https://www.tdsb.on.ca/New-to-Canada/Adults/Settlement-Services/Welcoming-Communities

Tutoring in Math and Science for Grades 9 – 12 living in Falstaff

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e01960547119424880b1173f45cdaf12.pdf

Housing Support

Housing and tenants’ rights during COVID-19 – CLEO Legal Info Session

Feb 24, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&id=276&reset=1&utm_source=Keep+in+touch+with+CLEO+-+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=f8f12c7b98-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_22_04_13_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ebfd2663-f8f12c7b98-122909865

 

Adult Literacy Classes

Free online, small group classes (LAMP):

  • Basic Computer Skills (using Art Drawing tools)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_06cca7df324c424db0d7994686fab4b3.pdf

  • Basic Computers

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1be012f7cfe244968180245fcc7ea412.pdf

  • Improve your Reading and Writing

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_0ee631a2205e4621a0762101cbe6ae22.pdf

 

Employment and Training

Canadian Workplace Culture – Interactive workshop for newcomer job seekers

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jobstart-canadian-workplace-culture-workshop-tickets-140124729839?fbclid=IwAR3X9hRB8IWqC9InUVy_wDw-H3nHoQGPCK4rGrHVsGGORatDQUo6AIPhGPk

 

Pathways to Skilled Trades – Landscaping – at Humber, starts March 15

Free 8-week program, paid supports

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d8bed6f43b1b4fb1a5416120c1068152.pdf

 

Trades Connect Program – TNO

Program Info Sessions include:

  • PSW training

  • Ryerson Cybersecure Program

  • Trades Connect session with Achev

  • Construction Management

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8e33b3844b2f4fa3a8e1b3929cd4f80b.pdf

 

Black Diplomats Academy – Public Service Career Prep

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b55c5a22d1504c53a48f1221ee847c6c.pdf

 

Customer Service Training for Newcomer Youth

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_911516949ace431cad0a1d578133b666.pdf

 

TPL Career Coaching

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6d2c8b829f9f44d5b68126f933a2766f.pdf

 

Employment – Jobs Available

Taibu Outreach Worker

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_bd74b9218ec74862a9353656f04e2cde.pdf

 

Times Change Job Developer

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_04bcf09b06e14123b7d3c2050319fbbf.pdf

 

Health and Wellness

Yoga and Mindfulness for Seniors– and meet new friends!

Email rrahmanyar@polycultural.org or Call 416-261-4901 ext. 3230

 

Mental Wellness for Teens 13+

Practice meditation and other exercises for mental health every Tuesday

To join: 416-261-4901 ext. 3221 OR gkamalenthiram@polycultural.org

 

Health and Safety

Webinar: Employment Standards and Health and Safety related to COVID, Feb 16

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f69df5082c4c43ff8859b32a79e1dfe4.pdf

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BHcpmyFHDGV_IevXow_Y75FAKl2DpCpJ – (Multiple languages)

 https://youtu.be/6wQxmd5ZsM8 - Informational video for family and community member

Newcomer Resources

Feb 12, 2021

Financial Supports

COVID Isolation Emergency Support Fund

One time assistance available through FCJ Refugee Centre and is for individuals not eligible for any other financial support.

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/2021/02/temporary-covid-isolation-emergency-support-fund/

Refugee Claimants

FCJ Refugee Centre Winter Programs/ Services:

  • Food and Income Security

  • Free Child Minding

  • English language classes

  • Primary Care – See resources for Uninsured Individuals

  • Refugee Hearings

  • Virtual Ready Tours

  • Temporary pathways to PR for refugee claimants working in the health-care sector during the pandemic

See FCJ’s Winter Newsletter for contact info /registration

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Winter-Newsletter-WEB.pdf

 

Workshop on Hearing Preparation and IRB updates – Canadian Red Cross, Feb 16

https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/migrant-and-refugee-services/first-contact/first-contact-ontario

 

Education

Updates and Information for Back to School on Feb 16, 2021

Supporting Newcomer Parent's Engagement in Education | A Guide to Programs, Resources and Workshops http://welcome2school.ca/news/

 

 #SkillsAnywhereChallenge series is a fun way for Ontarians of all ages to develop their skills and explore the skilled trades and technologies!

  • New challenge every month

  • Activities are completely versatile - do them on your own, in the classroom, or with your family and friends.

  • Prizes to be won!

#SkillsAnywhereChallenge Series - Skills Ontario
https://www.skillsontario.com/skillsanywhere

 

Mentorship for Newcomer Students

Structured mentorship program for new Canadian students in TDSB schools

Welcoming Communities (tdsb.on.ca) https://www.tdsb.on.ca/New-to-Canada/Adults/Settlement-Services/Welcoming-Communities

Tutoring in Math and Science for Grades 9 – 12 living in Falstaff

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e01960547119424880b1173f45cdaf12.pdf

Housing Support

Housing and tenants’ rights during COVID-19 – CLEO Legal Info Session

Feb 24, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&id=276&reset=1&utm_source=Keep+in+touch+with+CLEO+-+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=f8f12c7b98-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_22_04_13_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ebfd2663-f8f12c7b98-122909865

 

Adult Literacy Classes

Free online, small group classes (LAMP):

  • Basic Computer Skills (using Art Drawing tools)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_06cca7df324c424db0d7994686fab4b3.pdf

  • Basic Computers

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1be012f7cfe244968180245fcc7ea412.pdf

  • Improve your Reading and Writing

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_0ee631a2205e4621a0762101cbe6ae22.pdf

 

Employment and Training

Canadian Workplace Culture – Interactive workshop for newcomer job seekers

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jobstart-canadian-workplace-culture-workshop-tickets-140124729839?fbclid=IwAR3X9hRB8IWqC9InUVy_wDw-H3nHoQGPCK4rGrHVsGGORatDQUo6AIPhGPk

 

Pathways to Skilled Trades – Landscaping – at Humber, starts March 15

Free 8-week program, paid supports

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d8bed6f43b1b4fb1a5416120c1068152.pdf

 

Trades Connect Program – TNO

Program Info Sessions include:

  • PSW training

  • Ryerson Cybersecure Program

  • Trades Connect session with Achev

  • Construction Management

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8e33b3844b2f4fa3a8e1b3929cd4f80b.pdf

 

Black Diplomats Academy – Public Service Career Prep

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b55c5a22d1504c53a48f1221ee847c6c.pdf

 

Customer Service Training for Newcomer Youth

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_911516949ace431cad0a1d578133b666.pdf

 

TPL Career Coaching

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6d2c8b829f9f44d5b68126f933a2766f.pdf

 

Employment – Jobs Available

Taibu Outreach Worker

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_bd74b9218ec74862a9353656f04e2cde.pdf

 

Times Change Job Developer

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_04bcf09b06e14123b7d3c2050319fbbf.pdf

 

Health and Wellness

Yoga and Mindfulness for Seniors– and meet new friends!

Email rrahmanyar@polycultural.org or Call 416-261-4901 ext. 3230

 

Mental Wellness for Teens 13+

Practice meditation and other exercises for mental health every Tuesday

To join: 416-261-4901 ext. 3221 OR gkamalenthiram@polycultural.org

 

Health and Safety

Webinar: Employment Standards and Health and Safety related to COVID, Feb 16

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f69df5082c4c43ff8859b32a79e1dfe4.pdf

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BHcpmyFHDGV_IevXow_Y75FAKl2DpCpJ – (Multiple languages)

 https://youtu.be/6wQxmd5ZsM8 - Informational video for family and community member

Newcomer Resources

Feb 5, 2021

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy Workshops (Frontier College Scarborough)

iPhone Basics: Feb 18

Basic Computer Skills: Feb 22

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w9_rXtkejskf1ou8nyzgngkSVHWPBtPt/view

 

Seniors Tech Help provides free help to seniors on how to use technology, Toronto Public Library. Available until March 12, 2021

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/seniorstechhelp/

Language Training

TDSB Adult ESL Classes are running virtually at present 
https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Adult-Learners/Learn-English/-ESL-Programs?mc_cid=68499862bf&mc_eid=8d4c4222c8
For Learners who were registered with us and would like to re-register:

Email: adultesl@tdsb.on.ca; Phone: 416-338-4300

Learners who have not been in an ESL program before may contact the YMCA for a virtual assessment:

Email: language.test@ymcagta.org; Phone: 416 925-5462
 

Education/ Computer Skills

Essential Skills Upgrading- Free Computer Workshops
 

Intro to Word: Mon & Tues: Feb 8 – Mar 2; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_437b5d982c5745ce8ac5368073e3b2e7.pdf

Intro to PowerPoint: Tues & Thurs; Feb 9 – Mar 4; 6:30 – 9:00 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8c2fa9c504294377ada5070287174b08.pdf

Excel: Tues & Thurs; Feb 2 – Mar 11; 6:30 – 9:00 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_7afd5d9181d74f7792124588ba956dcc.pdf

 

COVID Health and Safety
 

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (City of Toronto)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_fdd9c13a9d7d4de59ae7d38d0dd90e7e.pdf

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar for Community Agencies (City of TO)

About: building local capacity to promote COVID-19 immunization, addressing vaccine hesitancy, vaccine roll out plan
 

Session 1: Tue. Feb 16, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=m20ef2cec6d5fc42712748bacb7da3f1f
 

Session 2: Thurs. Feb 25, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=me38d321b45e97aa82b84c2f20c1a77e1

 

For Adult Literacy Learners: COVID vaccines online workshop

Facts and myths, potential side effects, and how to protect yourself and others – Feb 9, 2 – 3:30 pm

To register: call/text Alicia at 647-574-8603 or email alicia@parkdaleprojectread.org

 

Employment
 

Employment Standards during COVID-19 Webinar - Feb 17, 2021 - 1PM https://torontolip.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=950bccde0ff2723f408b85cb8&id=2356bbcca8&e=8d4c4222c8

For employers and employees - FIND OUT ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARDS DURING COVID-19

Everything you need to know about Health & Safety Standards during COVID-19 Tickets, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/everything-you-need-to-know-about-health-safety-standards-during-covid-19-tickets-137667492175?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=68499862bf&mc_eid=8d4c4222c8

 

Settlement Services

Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) – Feb Activity Calendar

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_eb3322e7e84047a89aca53640163f90e.pdf

 

Government Benefits for Clients – Free Service Canada webinars for service providers from Feb 2 - Feb 25, 2021

Federal gov’t programs and services that could benefit your clients including newcomers, seniors, persons with disabilities, families, youth, workers etc. Various dates/ times available.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e112571aee1a44c481673ed9f53b43d4.pdf

Newcomer Resources

Jan 28, 2021

Housing Supports

Warming Centres in Toronto – see City’s Winter Services Plan for People experiencing Homelessness

Winter Services Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness – City of Toronto

Service providers and clients can access the spaces by calling 311 or Central Intake at 416-338-4766, 1-877-338-3398. Walk-ins are also accepted.
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/homeless-help/winter-services-plan-for-people-experiencing-homelessness/

 

 

Education

World Education Services (WES) – Webinar Feb 3

Working with Internationally Trained Professionals - Training tools, credential evaluation resources, acceptance of digital documents and more.

Partnering With WES: Resources for Working With Internationally Educated Applicants Webinar

https://knowledge.wes.org/training-webinar-resources-for-working-with-internationally-educated-applicants.html?utm_source=wes-canada&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=training-webinar-resources-for-working-with-internationally-educated-applicants&utm_content=training-webinar-resources-for-working-with-internationally-educated-applicants

Program supporting Grandparents caring for students in TDSB Virtual Learning
In Weston/ Mt. Dennis area only – Starts Feb 8 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1b5d903c87454738a846b9a326c82239.pdf

 

Free online programs for girls ages 7-17 living in South Etobicoke

Online programs focus on academics, arts, leadership, mentorship, life skills, and more!

Online Programs - Jean Augustine Centre

https://jeanaugustinecentre.ca/programs/online-programs/

 

Financial Support

Income Supports during COVID-19 – Webinar Recording Only, Webinar is full.

Legal expert will share up-to-date info with service providers about which fed and prov are still available and how they interact.
 

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED – Income Benefits during COVID-19: Updates and review of provincial and federal benefits and how they interact  – CLEO Outreach
http://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=270

 

Estate Planning for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

Webinar from Community Living Ontario – Feb 2

Registration (gotowebinar.com)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8314707451556664591

Frontline Staff Support Network

Organized by Toronto South LIP – 1st Meeting is Feb 2 at 1:30 pm

Meeting of The Toronto Front-Line Staff Support Network Tickets, Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/meeting-of-the-toronto-front-line-staff-support-network-tickets-137942143665?utm_source=eventbrite

 

Employment

Free 2-day virtual conference/ career fair for internationally educated professionals in the fields of accounting and finance or business – Feb 2 and 3

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_bfeb90b961014558ba87885c72de590b.pdf

 

Virtual Canadian Immigrants Conference – Feb 4

Learn about the labour market and what jobs are available in Canada

Virtual Canadian Immigrants Conference | Hopin
https://hopin.com/events/virtual-immigrating-to-canada-conference-feb-4

 

Virtual Career Learning Programs from Dress for Success Toronto:

Dress for Success – Feb 4, 7 – 8 pm

LinkedIn for JobSeekers – Feb 11, 2 – 3 pm

Schedule Appointment with Dress for Success Toronto & Dress your Best (as.me)
https://dressforsuccesstoronto.as.me/programs

 

Virtual Job Fair – Feb 10, 10am – 12 pm

Connect with job developers and gain access to live chat rooms, networking opportunities and more.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b3fff0b287e3486cbeba93d3c6dff99a.pdf

 

What Career Pathways are Youth Interested In? – survey

Share 2 minute survey with the youth in your communities and programs:

Career Tales: Conversations with Industry Professionals (google.com)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjoYRCzDDcqibbpxcXlINmKSYKxc-kjhmWk8rqsixP89bcsA/viewform

 

Health and Safety

COVID Testing Clinics - Rexdale Community Health Centre

Location: 925 Albion Rd., Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm

No appointment required.

Jan 30

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Virtual  Information Session on COVID 19 – Feb 4

City of Toronto will speak about safety and symptoms, testing, mental health, vaccines and more.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ef6f1d48c1484f61a903f215000fc6c9.pdf

Newcomer Resources

Jan 22, 2021

Education

Adult Literacy and Upgrading - Parkdale Project Read
Click Here

 

Financial Support for Post-Secondary Education in Construction/ Trades / Engineering -
BOLT Financial Awards application now open until April 23

Click Here

 

Financial Support during COVID for Education

One-time funding to support children, youth and students during the 2020-2021 school year.  Deadline to apply extended to Feb 8, 2021

Click Here

 

Financial Support for Low-income families to access the Internet

For families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit from the federal government – access to $10/ month internet - For Flyer - Click Here

Instructions to sign up through online portal: Click Here

 

COVID-19 Resources

Updated List of COVID-19 Resources –
Toronto North LIP Click Here

 

For Refugee Claimant Clients

Webinar: Updates to the refugee claim process during COVID-19 – Jan 26

First Contact Ontario - Canadian Red Cross Click Here

 

For Permanent Residents (PR Status)

Maintaining permanent residency in Canada - Online Info session with Downtown Legal Services - Jan 28

Webinar Registration - Zoom Click Here

 

Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Committee

Applications now open

Toronto Public Appointments - Agency Profile - Click Here

 

Employment

Seneca Winter Career Fair: Feb 1 – 5

2021 Winter Virtual Career Fair - Seneca - Toronto, Canada (senecacollege.ca) Click Here

 

Legal Information/ Worker’s Rights during COVID-19

Workers Action Centre | Organizing for Fair Employment - Click Here

Hotline: 416 531 0778; 1 855 531 0778

 

Community Legal Education Ontario

Home | CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario /
Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) Click Here

 

Community Supports

Community Paramedicine Program – Home visits for vulnerable seniors/persons

Toronto Paramedic Services Community Paramedic Home Visits - Click Here

To receive a referral form for a client:

cphome@toronto.ca or 416 397 4322

Newcomer Resources

Jan 15, 2021

Employment

Statistics Canada is hiring about 32,000 people for census enumerator and crew leader positions across Canada: Census jobs

 

Public Health is recruiting 100+ part-time Support Assistants: More Information
Please see the Flyer Here 

 

Refugees

Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide – For frontline workers who support refuge claimants

Refugee determination system: a practical guide | Canadian Council for Refugees (ccrweb.ca)

 

See Canadian Council for Refugees List of Practical Resources:

Practical Information | Canadian Council for Refugees (ccrweb.ca

 

International Students

COVID-19: Visitors, temporary workers and students

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting you and what to do if you’re a visitor, temporary worker or international student.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Visitors, temporary workers and students - Canada.ca

 

COVID-19: Guidelines to support the return of international students arriving from abroad

COVID-19: A Guide for International Students in Canada Arriving from Abroad - Canada.ca

 

Former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit, January 27, 2021

Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada - Canada.ca

 

Financial Support During COVID

Benefits for Affected Workers (essential/non-essential) and Families during the Pandemic (Service Canada) - Webinar

 

COVID-19 Income Support Information - City Of Toronto

Click Here

 

COVID-19 Educational Materials – City of Toronto/ Toronto Public Health

COVID-19: Lockdown Guide for Toronto Residents - dos and don'ts for residents during lockdown. It is available in English (HTML only) and as a PDF in 16 other languages 

 

COVID-19: Printable Information Posters & Graphics - Available for download in English and in other languages:  toronto.ca/covid19posters.

 

Education / Training

Essential Skills Upgrading- Free Computer Workshops

Intro to Word: Tues and Thurs; Jan 26 – Feb 18; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Click Here

Intro to PowerPoint: Thurs and Fri; Jan 21 – Feb 12; 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Click Here

Excel: Mon and Wed; Jan 25 – Mar 8; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Click Here

 

Navigating Adult Education Pathways Webinar for Service Providers who Support Newcomer Learners: Jan 26, 10:00 – 11:30 am Click Here

Recreation

Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community Cookbook, The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR - A cookbook for the holidays celebrates the flavours that make us who we are

Newcomer Resources

Jan 15, 2021

Employment

Statistics Canada is hiring about 32,000 people for census enumerator and crew leader positions across Canada: Census jobs

 

Public Health is recruiting 100+ part-time Support Assistants: More Information
Please see the Flyer Here 

 

Refugees

Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide – For frontline workers who support refuge claimants

Refugee determination system: a practical guide | Canadian Council for Refugees (ccrweb.ca)

 

See Canadian Council for Refugees List of Practical Resources:

Practical Information | Canadian Council for Refugees (ccrweb.ca

 

International Students

COVID-19: Visitors, temporary workers and students

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting you and what to do if you’re a visitor, temporary worker or international student.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Visitors, temporary workers and students - Canada.ca

 

COVID-19: Guidelines to support the return of international students arriving from abroad

COVID-19: A Guide for International Students in Canada Arriving from Abroad - Canada.ca

 

Former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit, January 27, 2021

Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada - Canada.ca

 

Financial Support During COVID

Benefits for Affected Workers (essential/non-essential) and Families during the Pandemic (Service Canada) - Webinar

 

COVID-19 Income Support Information - City Of Toronto

Click Here

 

COVID-19 Educational Materials – City of Toronto/ Toronto Public Health

COVID-19: Lockdown Guide for Toronto Residents - dos and don'ts for residents during lockdown. It is available in English (HTML only) and as a PDF in 16 other languages 

 

COVID-19: Printable Information Posters & Graphics - Available for download in English and in other languages:  toronto.ca/covid19posters.

 

Education / Training

Essential Skills Upgrading- Free Computer Workshops

Intro to Word: Tues and Thurs; Jan 26 – Feb 18; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Click Here

Intro to PowerPoint: Thurs and Fri; Jan 21 – Feb 12; 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Click Here

Excel: Mon and Wed; Jan 25 – Mar 8; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Click Here

 

Navigating Adult Education Pathways Webinar for Service Providers who Support Newcomer Learners: Jan 26, 10:00 – 11:30 am Click Here

Recreation

Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community Cookbook, The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR - A cookbook for the holidays celebrates the flavours that make us who we are

Newcomer Resources

Jan 7, 2021

Employment

Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent

Online Hiring Event for Education Sector in Durham, Jan 13, 2 – 4pm

Click Here

 

Ontario Internship Program

Interns gain paid work experience as they explore career opportunities with the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

Home (gov.on.ca)

 

Education

Free Basic Computer Skills (Frontier College)

Online classes begin Jan 11, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Click Here

 

COVID-19

Latest COVID News and Updates from the City of Toronto, Jan 4, 2021

COVID-19 – City of Toronto

Newcomer Resources

Dec 31, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Vaccine Information Updated 

Click Here

 

Resources that now have translations:

-Testing Positive for COVID and Income Support

Click Here

 

-Follow Up Instructions for Individuals Tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing – City of Toronto

 

-Information for Residents in Residential Buildings fact sheet:
Click Here

 

-Face Masks & Coverings fact sheet:

Click Here

 

-COVID-19 Self-Isolation Class Order fact sheet:
Click Here

 

-Temporary Change in Contact Tracing notice:
Click Here

 

Education

New Lockdown Measures for Schools in Toronto as of Dec 26

For info on TDSB Schools: Article Details Page (tdsb.on.ca)

For info on TCDSB Schools: Back to School Updates & Announcements on School Reopening | TCDSB

 

Support for At Risk Youth in Jamestown, Rexdale

Pathways to Education Rexdale (Jamestown) – For eligible Grade 8 and High School students to help them complete high school.

Tutoring, mentoring, financial and social supports

Pathways to Education Rexdale - Rexdale (rexdalechc.com)

 

Toronto Public Library Modifying Services as of Dec 28

COVID-19 Impacts to the Toronto Public Library - What's On at the Library (typepad.com)

 

Education/ Employment

Pathways to Skilled Trades at Humber – Finish Carpentry

Free 8 week program, 18-30 years + unemployed, paid supports

Click Here

 

Events/ Workshops for Youth Success and Employment – Jan 2021

Click Here

 

Programs for Newcomers from Arab Community Centre of Toronto

January Activity Calendar

Click Here

 

Professional Development for Career/ Employment Counsellors

CERIC’s Workshop Series for Winter/ Spring includes:

 

Recreation

City of Toronto outdoor ice rinks are open

Skating & Winter Sports – City of Toronto

 

Refugees

New video from IRCC for Refugees on Resettling in Canada

Newcomer Resources

Dec 18, 2020

Seniors

COVID-19 – Winter Guide for Seniors

For Details Click Here

For PDF Click Here

 

Stay Healthy and Connected for Mandarin-speaking Seniors (55+ years)

For English flyer Click Here

For Mandarin flyer Click Here

 

Families

COVID Resources List for Families – Toronto Children’s Services, Dec 2020

Click Here

The resource will be continually updated and can be found here:

EarlyON Child and Family Centres – City of Toronto

 

Protecting Yourself, Your Family and the Community from COVID-19
Free Toronto Public Health Webinars

 

ENGLISH - This session will be supported in Mandarin.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 1:00 PM: Webinar Registration - Zoom

 

Arabic

Wednesday, January, 27, 2021 @ 1:00 PM: Webinar Registration - Zoom

 

Children

Virtual Arts and Craft Program for 6 -13 years - Thurs: 4 -5pm

Click Here

 

Education – TDSB

Important TDSB Elementary Switching (InPerson / Virtual) Update, Dec 15

Switching Between In-Person Learning and Virtual Learning (tdsb.on.ca)

 

Education – For New Immigrants, Adults

Digital and Media Literacy Training

Free 25 hours of instruction, starts Jan 2021, registration required

Click Here

 

Employment

Consultation on making Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades more accessible for young people in Ontario

For more info and to complete the survey:

Consultation: apprenticeship and skilled trades in Ontario | Ontario.ca

 

Health and Safety – TPH

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

Click Here

Newcomer Resources

Dec 11, 2020

Essential Needs Delivery

Ontario Community Support Program

Delivery of meals and essentials to low-income seniors / vulnerable populations
Click Here 

 

Employment Workshops

Employment Standards Workshop

Explores your rights as an employee and working during the pandemic

Dec 16: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

To register Click Here

 

Health & Safety Workshop

Learn more about staying safe in the workplace and what to ask your employer

Dec 18: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
To register Click Here

 

Employment/ Careers

Careers in Corrections at Toronto South Detention Centre

Virtual Info session – Dec 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
To register Click Here

 

Education/ Employment

Pathways to Skilled Trades at Humber

Free 8 week program, 18-30 years, paid supports
For a program flyer Click Here

 

Education

Online Homework Help

Mon and Tues – For help with Math, Science, French, English & Social Studies
For the flyer Click Here

Register | Frontlines Toronto
 

 

Public Education from City of Toronto

New multilingual posters on how to stay safe during COVID-19

COVID-19: Posters & Graphics – City of Toronto

Newcomer Resources

Dec 4, 2020

COVID-19 Posters and Graphics – Staying Safe during COVID

City of Toronto has simplified, redesigned and translated a number of key COVID educational materials:

COVID-19: Posters & Graphics – City of Toronto

 

Health Care and Mental Health

Health Care for Uninsured People during COVID

Webinar: Nov 27, 12 – 1:30 pm

Registration (gotowebinar.com)

 

Mental Health and Well-being of newcomers

Video by federal gov’t complements existing resources aims to reduce the stigma around discussing mental health

Your Mental Health and Well-being - YouTube

 

Education

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) hosts their annual High School Conference virtually on November 27, 6 – 9pm
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Culture Arts and Media Program (CAMP) for Newcomer Youth

Free, Open to Newcomer Youth Grades 9 – 12 across GTA
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Will going back to School in Canada Help Your Career?

Read the WES Advisor Blog:

Will Going Back to School in Canada Help Your Career? (wes.org)

 

Volunteer Opportunity for Youth - Community Healing Project

Looking for paid youth volunteers (ages 18 – 29) who have had lived experience with youth violence 
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Employment

Bridge to Employment Webinar by Humber College
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Newcomer Resources

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