NEWCOMER RESOURCES

Newcomer Resources

November 25, 2021

COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

  • See booking an appointment through the province’s registration system

  • Also scroll down to “Vaccination Clinics” for more options

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-children-vaccines/

 

SUMMARY OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION (NACI)

Recommendation on the use of the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (10 mcg) in children 5-11 years of age:

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/recommendations-use-covid-19-vaccines/pfizer-biontech-10-mcg-children-5-11-years-age/summary/summary.pdf

 

Employment - Postings

Park People is Hiring –

Toronto Program Coordinator; Director, People and Culture; Controller/Senior Finance Manager; Finance and HR Admin Coordinator

 https://parkpeople.ca/careers/

 

Ontario NonProfit Network (ONN) is seeking Website Developer

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5fe249744b2c473e904ae0622d0b3029.pdf

 

Employment – Support Programs

New Launch Pad Webinar Series -Starts Nov 27

For entrepreneurs starting or growing their business

https://preview.mailerlite.com/h4b7b5/1823272321217988464/q9j6/

 

Bicycle Assembly & Maintenance (BAM) training program – Starts Dec 6

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_24c89ae3d6814561a3b12e3d7483dc03.pdf

 

Women’s Business Accelerator Program – Jan session open for registration

For Newcomer Women to lunch/ grow their own business

https://accessccf.com/womens-business-accelerator/

 

Employment – Virtual Hiring Event

Employer: Ainsworth Inc. – Focus on hiring Electrical Trade – Nov 30 at 2pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4b8fddde993e404a9f9e6011167ae4b0.pdf
 

Housing

City of Toronto Update about MyAccesstoHousingTO:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_cc6c46405b064746a49f8ce7abe91a83.pdf
 

FAQ for providers supporting applicants with navigating the MyAccesstoHousingTO portal:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1321cdf63eb4462db6aafef4590b840e.pdf

 

Mental Health and Resilience

PACER Training - to address stress faced by frontline staff due to COVID-19 and to promote community resilience.  Offered in English and Chinese

https://projectprotech.ca/working-together/pacer-training/

 

Frontline Workers Wellness Support Group - 9-week free program offered by Gerstein, Dec 1 – Jan 26, Weds: 6 – 8 pm on zoom

https://gersteincentre.org/stay-connected/

 

Parents/ Caregivers of Youth (ages 10 – 21) – Starts Nov 29

“Let’s Tap In” Free workshop series -Navigating the Justice System and Education System; Mental Health and Well Being

-For those living in St. James Town and downtown communities

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_01d72d22346545aeae31c1113b2901d8.pdf

 

Directory of Services for Seniors and Caregivers in Toronto (City of Toronto)

PDF Version now available:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c514c0acaa2b4a70b79c4005b983abaa.pdf
 

https://211central.ca/directory-of-services-for-seniors-caregivers-in-toronto/

Newcomer Resources

November 19, 2021

COVID-19 Info

Vax the Holidays Clinics – Wed Nov 17 to Sun Nov 21, 2021

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vax-the-holidays-clinics

 

Vaccination Clinic Sat Nov 27 at Etobicoke Civic Centre

Pre-loaded Presto cards and $25 gift cards available

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_97a38565f5a44650a8c5043fe2ef9e83.pdf

 

TPH Info About COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-children-vaccines/

 

Education News

TDSB Update (Nov 18) Following Ministry of Education Announcement

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1726/Update-Following-Ministry-of-Education-Announcement

 

Gender-Based Violence

Workshop Series to Counter Human Trafficking – for Migrant Women

Session Nov 22 and Nov 23 – Speaker from Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_51b37c536c0e4eddb490626240badceb.pdf

 

Youth - Education

New semesters of Uprooted U and Uprooted JR hosted by FCJ Refugee Centre in Jan 2022

Weekly blended courses over 9 weeks incorporating foundational academic skill building and advanced implementation of these skills.

Registration is open for a new semester of the Uprooted U and Uprooted Jr programs – FCJ Refugee Centre https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/2021/10/registration-is-open-for-a-new-semester-of-the-uprooted-u-and-uprooted-jr-programs/

Uprooted Uhttps://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d1c357bd25d44610954eb973fc4f0bb0.pdf

Uprooted JRhttps://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_50df58b5174f49e880beb2568767079c.pdf

 

Youth - Employment

Youth Possibilities Project: Skill Building and Employment Supports Program

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c989c22b9db84f7d9caa3a568d749904.pdf

Info Session: Nov 24, 2 – 3:30 pm  https://bit.ly/3nn6hI3

 

Music and Dance in High Park

Outdoor Get Together - Sat Nov 20 at 11:00 am – Register by Nov 19 at 2pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6ead109a13da4790a0d42da4592a1155.pdf
 

Gestures into Feelings FREE Art Workshop with Tamil Archive Project
November 27th, 2-4pm; Online: Zoom

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/lakeshorearts2/604407

 

Resources for Assisting Afghan Nationals to Settle in Toronto

List of Services in Dari and Pashto – Updated (Nov 14, 2021)

https://torontolip.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Welcome-to-Toronto-Resources-in-Dari-and-Pashto-Nov152021.pdf

 

Support for Refugee Claimants

Refugee Hearing Orientations – See Upcoming Sessions

Refugee Hearing Orientations Online – FCJ Refugee Centre https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/ready-tour-registration/

Refugee Appeal Orientations Online – See Upcoming Sessions

Refugee Appeal Orientations Online – FCJ Refugee Centre https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/refugee-appeal-orientations-online/

 

Technology Resources List

Supports for clients to access and use technology

https://www.torontowestlip.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Technology-Resource-List-Oct-2021.pdf

 

Mental Health and Well Being Resources Guide

To help connect clients to appropriate supports

https://www.torontowestlip.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/SCAG_Mental-Health-Resources-Nov-2021.pdf

 

Directory of Services for Seniors and Caregivers in Toronto (City of Toronto)

https://211central.ca/directory-of-services-for-seniors-caregivers-in-toronto/

 

Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Programs

Office Administration/Customer Services--part-time; begins Nov 25th, 2021

Finance and Accounting --full-time; begins Jan 10th, 2022

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_10a118522da9430b8c4b5d9dbe44d44e.pdf

 

Employment - Postings

Toronto North LIP Health & Wellbeing Coordinator – Deadline to apply is Dec 3

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_fa507f4154e742dc92dda47d07b145e3.pdf

 

Toronto South LIP Community Coordinator (Correction: $30.51/h) 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_27ace01ec7c64e2fa38c70ecbd3594bd.pdf

 

Employment – Support Programs/ Workshops

Women4Climate Toronto Mentorship Program – apply by Nov 28

https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/live-green-toronto/women4climate-mentorship-program/

 

Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities (Capability Program)

New cohort with start in December

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c007a220751d44b4b5d7b739342ff0c3.pdf

 

Networking on LinkedIn for Career Mobility – Online Workshop Nov 23 from 6 – 8 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5fef8fadf894488e8505e51d7066cca1.pdf

Newcomer Resources

November 12, 2021

COVID-19 Info 

COVID-19: School Information for Parents & Caregivers 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-financial-social-support-for-people/covid-19-school-information-for-parents-caregivers/

  

COVID-19: Information for Parents & Caregivers of Children in Child Care 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-financial-social-support-for-people/covid-19-information-for-parents-caregivers-of-children-in-child-care/ 

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations – Booster  

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) 
Summary of interim guidance statement http://subscription-abonnement.canada.ca/c.html?ufl=0&rtr=on&s=x9w63a,1azgi,1wcd,b1i7,9mdr,p5,c706&MLM_MID=2192130&MLM_UNIQUEID=003898ae76

 

How to get Third Dose/Booster 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=third-doses

 

COVID-19 vaccine & pregnancy (article) 

https://pregnancytoparenting.ca/2021/10/28/covid-19-vaccine-and-pregnancy/   

 

Flu Shots 

Toronto Public Health launches online booking system for flu vaccine clinics by appointment only 

https://www.toronto.ca/news/toronto-public-health-launches-online-booking-system-for-flu-vaccine-clinics-by-appointment-only/

 

Music and Dance in High Park 

Outdoor Get Together - Sat Nov 13 at 11:00 am 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_dedf8ed82098476b884ae48fcac9cebc.pdf

 

Resources for Assisting Afghan Nationals to Settle in Toronto 

List of Services in Pashto 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b89a72d7ba004d8585b872b644a0ef6e.pdf

 

List of Services in Dari and Pashto 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c672d4f8311f4ac7b414ec30f4a5986d.pdf
 

CLEO COVID-19 “hot legal topic” webinars 

Legal information webinars for community workers on COVID-19 topics. The webinars feature legal clinic lawyers and other experts. 

See list of webinars including “Worker’s Rights: Vaccinations and COVID-19”: 

https://cleoconnect.ca/training-webinars/cleo-covid-19-webinars/

 

Education Opportunities 

TDSB’s Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement - offers a variety of programs, initiatives and engagement opportunities for students and families. 

https://tdsb.on.ca/CEBSA/Programs

 

Bridging Programs 

New Programs coming Winter 2022: 

  • Bridge to Employment in Services for Immigrant Populations  

  • Bridge for Immigrant Women Reskilling into IT Coding Professions  

  • Bridge to Registration & Employment in Mental Health 

  • Bridge to Employment in Media & Communications 

https://preview.mailerlite.com/f4k1s6/1811781686191458106/u7g8/

 

Youth 

Housing – Learn about Rights as a Youth Tenant (ages 16 – 24) 

Sat, Nov 27, 1 – 2 PM 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_170a7434038d4f1786900dddfac848c7.pdf

 

Youth Possibilities Project: Skill Building and Employment Supports Program 

Program flyer: https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4f5bdb6a9ee043b984663aa1cc64c624.pdf

Info Session: Nov 17 at 11:00 AM: https://bit.ly/3q3c8E1 

  

Newcomer Artists 

ArtworxTO has an online symposia geared for newcomers and immigrant artists who want to learn about Indigenous Heritage -Nov 17 from 10:00am to 1:00pm 

For tickets https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/symposia-series-in-my-elements-water-akvo-online-via-zoom-tickets-181262449867

Newcomer Resources

November 5, 2021

COVID-19 Info

Vaccination Clinics - Etobicoke

  • For anyone born in 2009 or earlier:

  • Nov 6, 10am – 4pm, Bishop Allen Academy (721 Royal York Rd)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_2614e8f15513473ea36e2a98673342b3.pdf

  • Nov 12, 9am – 2pm, Holy Angels Church (61 Jutland)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6de028ceacd6406189059ab4433b2fbd.pdf

  • Accessible Vaccination Clinic – physically accessible and supportive (i.e. for those who require ASL interpretation, have fear of needles, need to sit down etc.)

  • No registration, no OHIP required

  • St Margaret’s Church

  • Nov 5, 4 – 8 pm or Nov 6, 11am – 3pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_69b3e01de056470b911e33f8cd767e9f.pdf

 

Third Dose Booster

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=third-doses.

 

COVID-19: Children and Vaccinations

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-about-the-vaccines/covid-19-children-vaccines/

 

Team Toronto launches parent survey, town halls, and education opportunities to help families get ready for COVID-19 vaccination of children (media release)

https://www.toronto.ca/news/team-toronto-launches-parent-survey-town-halls-and-education-opportunities-to-help-families-get-ready-for-covid-19-vaccination-of-children/

 

Flu Clinics in Etobicoke

Outdoor – 2 locations: For everyone aged 6 months+; Bring health card; Those without heath card also welcome

Nov 6, 9am – 3pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b190d0e233294ea19cae74527487def7.pdf

 

Financial Empowerment

Understanding Your Credit Rating Workshop – Nov 9, 6 – 7:30 pm

https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/erv3o1K-ekWp4LEgYpk-wg,JA_BM1VSGkGks86MvJNCuw,OPJ0rrx1PUiZ8-vHNOjkwg,AlaPCdpzIEiu25K8bt6h5A,0uHDUNYg90S6JZdSMIajeA,VYl-R1bttU61g6D3oEXjXg?mode=read&tenantId=a3f7bb7a-be52-457a-a9e0-b12062993ec2

 

Family Finance Clinic - free 1-on-1 support with a Financial Social Worker to create and achieve a Family Financial Plan

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_56ccaafc32a94ea59ce138d55aca44b4.pdf

 

Gender-Based Violence

Crisis Lines and Resources List - for supporting those experiencing gender-based violence

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4b9daad7267141208f774f6ebdb42b0d.pdf
 

First Response Toolkit – comprehensive resource for supporting clients experiencing gender-based violence

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_fb10ecff276446f8b86370249bbef6d5.pdf

 

Newcomer Women in the Workforce

Anonymous Online Survey from TRIEC – goal is to gather data to better understand the factors that have helped or hindered immigrant women in their job search and career progression and to inform employers on more inclusive practices

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Survey_of_Immigrant_Women

 

Free Computer Workshops (Essential Skills Upgrading)

Word and PowerPoint workshops - online daytime and evening classes starting Nov 16 and 23

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5dc0bdc486e7402a942ba2927f7ffee1.pdf

 

Education

Humber College Virtual Open House – Nov 20, 10 am – 2 pm

https://humber.ca/future-students/tours-events/open-house.html

 

George Brown College Virtual Open House – Nov 20, 9 am – 1 pm

https://www.georgebrown.ca/openhouse

 

Volunteers Needed Urgently for Meals on Wheels

In South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c4690b710c93485c93779dcce5aa8203.pdf

Newcomer Resources

October 28, 2021

Toronto Public Health and COVID-19 Info 

Community Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Families (Michael Garron Hospital) 

 Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m.: http://www.tehn.ca/VaccineForum

  

Third Dose Booster 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=third-doses

 

Flu Prevention  

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/immunization/flu-influenza/ 

 

Afghan Refugees 

Webinar about Afghan culture and history – for those interested in better supporting Afghan refugees – Nov 4 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-afghan-culture-and-history-tickets-198284232477 

 

Worker’s Rights during COVID-19 

A community forum for frontline workers about workers’ rights and vaccinations: Nov 4, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

https://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=299

 

After School Programs/ Homework/ Tutoring 

Virtual Tutoring  

Grades 3 – 12, English, Math, Science, Mon & Thurs 4 – 6 pm (LAMP CHC) 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e20a29506a3e431185988e6755bc76cf.pdf

 

Online After School Programs + Tutoring for Girls (7 – 12 years) - New session Nov 8 – Dec 10 

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

 

Online After School Programs + Tutoring + Upcoming Workshops + Youth Council for Young Women (13 – 17 years) – New session Nov 8 – Dec 10 

https://jeanaugustinecentre.ca/programs/young-womens-programs/

 

Homework Club for Newcomer Children/ Youth under 14 years 

6 weeks every Thurs at 3:30pm., Starts Nov 4, Facilitated on zoom 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d07bfa36913042759f6c88b5165e0c72.pdf

 

Academic Skills Building Workshop Series for Newcomer Youth 

6 weeks every Monday at 4:00pm., Starts Nov 1, Facilitated on zoom 

https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/2021/10/introducing-the-new-uprooted-workshop-series-for-academic-skill-building/

 

Education 

Special Education in Ontario Guide 

Comprehensive guide to navigate special education system in Ontario 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_1ff633583fd94e5488a41153e87e8742.pdf

 

TDSB Connects Newsletter, October 2021 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3c51ea19dfcc46a58393424aab281a82.pdf

Youth 

Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 13 – 19) 

In-Person at LAMP CHC, Mon & Wed 5 – 6 pm 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_dfe6834ce18f4341947582ee092e69d3.pdf

 

Mental Health and Wellness (Ages 14 – 19) 

Virtual Sessions, Mon 6 – 7:30 pm (LAMP CHC) 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4637487a90b245f1a31f7b53a9f4f941.pdf

 

Families 

Food to Table Program (grocery gift cards)  

For women and girls facing food insecurity in South Etobicoke – Registration is first weekday of the month 

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

 

Holiday Gift Program – Deadline to register is Nov 15 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtqIRKq0-qlszD6_xmBKdKRvfjCd-UD151gdWyrU6BJrD2Iw/viewform

 

Digital Literacy 

Free Basic Computer Skills Workshop for Adults (19+) 

12 sessions, Starts Nov 1 (Frontier College)  

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a797dc630c32414f99a9beef99dfd2ba.pdf

 

Civic Engagement for Newcomers 

City of Toronto Workshop for Newcomers about Remembrance Day and Toronto Remembers program – Nov 8  

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_06662e7b17e247ffb88cf6e8700f1200.pdf

 

Mental Health and Wellness 

Her Wellness for Success Program 

For newcomer women experiencing ongoing stress – Improve well-being using language learning activities, such as creative writing, reading, and story-telling. Starting Oct 27, Ongoing Registration 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ea22cb7d7a4f424db184f3fd08eddeb3.pdf

 

Mediation Series (LAMP CHC), Starts Nov 3 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4c8707a937194c50b2bc2052ac6fdc7e.pdf

 

Self-Care during the Holidays (LAMP CHC), Starts Nov 9 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_14cc5eedafcb4de285584177d1c05557.pdf

Newcomer Resources

October 7, 2021

COVID-19 Information

Print Proof of vaccination for free at any TPL Branch

https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/news_releases/2021/09/print-your-proof-of-vaccinaton-for-free-at-any-tpl-branch-.html
 

Resources to Support Vaccine Confidence

Provincial Vaccine Confidence Centre

  • 1-833-943-3900 Open 7 days/week from 8am-8pm

  • Staffed with Health Specialists and available in over 300 languages

VaxFacts Clinic: One-to-One phone consultation with a doctor

SickKids: COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service

Kids Health First: Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Ontario Youth

 

Education

Math for Construction – Online and In-person classes starting in Oct

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d73234ca3dbc446ba77d1d01ea02e604.pdf
 

Language Training

Enhanced Language Training (ELT)

  • Finance and Accounting, Full time, Begins Oct 12

  • Office Administration/ Customer Service, Part time, Begins Nov 25

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_22d152008c3f44069787455c939217b5.pdf

 

Recreation

City of Toronto and Dec Holiday Camps Open for Registration

Fall Recreation Programs – City of Toronto

Newcomer Resources

September 30, 2021

COVID-19 Information 

(Updated) How to Get Vaccinated: Residents without OHIP Cards 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=residents-without-ohip-cards

VAX Facts Clinic 

Make an appointment to talk with a doctor about the COVID-19 vaccine 

https://shn.ca/vaxfacts/

 

If you have COVID-19 – Determining/ Notifying Close Contacts 

Infographic Available in multiple languages 

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-should-do/covid-19-what-to-do-if-you-have-covid-19/?accordion=notify-your-close-contacts

 

Afghan Refugee Resettlement 

Afghan Settlement Hotline - Helping Afghan Refugees access community and related supports in English and Dari/Farsi/Pashto 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f0d5e5f757d04b45850e0cb13a5a935c.pdf

 

IRCC “wizard” to find out what measures Afghan refugees are eligible for

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/afghanistan/wizard.html

 

Afghanistan Information Update Sept 29, 2021 (Canadian Council for Refugees) 

https://ccrweb.ca/sites/ccrweb.ca/files/afghanistan-crisis-information.pdf

 

Employment - Readiness 

See WoodGreen West’s (formerly JobStart) workshops for October: 

  • Online Job Search; Cover Letters, Resumes; LinkedIn, Mock Interviews etc.. 

  • Workshops specifically geared to newcomers 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4fc623d6e7f14ec38dda2d5c4ba0e734.pdf

 

Mentoring Pathways to Employment 

Empowers newcomers in securing and retaining employment commensurate with their education, skills and experience 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ee149ad6ee224f7d961377e9f4fc1464.pdf
 

Employment Positions 

Correctional Officer – Toronto South Detention Centre (and province wide locations) 

https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?Language=English&JobID=169637

 

Employmnet – Job Fairs 

Job Fair for Opportunities at Dixon Hall – Oct 7 

https://mailchi.mp/09f6cea57fd0/dixon-hall-enews-oct5-5184582?e=803097b051

 

Technology 

Webinar for Service Providers to Support Newcomer Clients in Accessing/ Using Technology – Oct 21  

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e7d2ac4c447146f984667c106678d775.pdf

 

Settlement 

Café New Canadians – Chat and virtual events include amazing panelists who share their journeys, learnings, and actionable advice 

https://newcanadians.tv/cafe/

 

Youth  

Youth Transition Program (Humber College) – Starts Oct 25 

https://humber.ca/community/pathways-to-post-secondary/youth-transition-program.html

 

Civic Engagement 

Toronto Elections Outreach Network -next municipal election on October 24, 2022! 

  • Next virtual meeting: Monday, November 1 from 2 – 3pm 

  • To join network, email ElectionOutreach@toronto.ca 

  • Employment/Volunteer Opportunities: 

Diverse members are needed to serve on a range of City of Toronto of boards, committees and tribunals.  

Legacy Fund Allocations Committee – October 1, 2021 

Moss Park Arena Board – October 15, 2021 

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – October 29, 2021 

Toronto Investment Board – October 29, 2021 

View all opportunities 

  • Reminder: keep checking the City of Toronto job opportunities for upcoming temporary roles with Toronto Elections to support the upcoming municipal election. 

Newcomer Resources

September 24, 2021

COVID-19 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Calendar and Locator 

https://sites.google.com/mobilevaccinationteams.com/torontovaccination/home

 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Sept 30 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

 

News for and about Newcomers to Ontario 

https://settlement.org/news/ontario/

 

Employment – Hiring Fairs 

Redberry Crown Foods Virtual Job Fair - Sept 27 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3082d00c3fc84c85b5d067be8cac346c.pdf

 

Rabba Fine Foods Virtual Job Fair - Sept 28 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_7ff09fa86ab84243bc6877b513903edb.pdf

 

Retail Virtual Job Fair, Ages 16 – 29, Sept 30 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b533371ff8eb4e5cb2658a565f54e917.pdf

 

Employment – Info Sessions and Networking 

TTC Connects: Skilled tradespersons and apprentices - Sept 28 at 6:30 pm 

Learn about skilled trades and apprenticeship opportunities at TTC 

http://www.ttc.ca/Jobs/TTC_Connects.jsp

 

Virtual Mentoring & Networking Event with Fidelity Investments – Sept 30 

To register see flyer or email ccmentorship@woodgreen.org 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_789c0218b9064a629aafc47c9a66e618.pdf

 

Employment – Posting 

Job Coach for Youth Programs, WoodGreen Community Services 

https://woodgreencommunityservices.applytojob.com/apply/R60xK8d7qR/Job-Coach-Youth-Programs-2021515CP

 

Employment Readiness 

Essential Pathways to Employment – 8-week program includes wrap around supports, access to device and internet, post-program support, for Ontario Works recipients – starts Oct 4 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_66615877ec6f4cd6b199203aff7ac872.pdf

 

Youth 

Youth Programs – Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) 

Homework help; Leadership; Animation Skills 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4d081da9a7fa4072890eba2a8857dd89.pdf

 

Women 

YWCA JUMP – Oct calendar of programs for newcomer women: 

See PDF calendar or link here: 

https://mailchi.mp/ywcatoronto.org/ywca-jump-scarborough-october-2021-calendar-community-partners

 

Technology 

TechServeTO can help with using technology: 

  • 1 to 1 help for older adult clients 

  • Workshops for older adult clients or staff on a variety of tech topics 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_136f15b5f1904db7bf54e09becec8851.pdf

 

Education 

Essential Skills Upgrading – Computer Workshops, Starting Sept 27 and 28 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_940a4aa7cc5f4d4d97579fa47ad3025b.pdf

 

Well-Being / Mental Health 

Online Mindful Living Program starts Oct 28 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_805b04ced0d541978e0935a38155d66e.pdf

 

Transforming Trauma Virtual Conference for Service Providers, Nov 15 – 19 

Panels, presentations and workshops to exchange ideas and evidence-based approaches to the prevention and treatment of trauma 

Transforming Trauma Conference - ONLINE Nov 15-19, 2021 - $35 per person (campaign-archive.com) https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?e=4404e886b0&u=b2702c112d0bde16a0065b598&id=293c0a2371

 

Housing 

Housing Needs in South Etobicoke Study – Participants Needed 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_48c1b2e1b4c746ec9524e3ec553e8180.pdf

 

WoodGreen’s Online Community Programs for Newcomers to Oct 10 include

Youth  

  • Youth Drop-In 

  • Youth Civics 

  • Youth Wellness 

  • Intro to Data Science and Computer Programming 

  • Homework Help Club (G6 – 11) 

  • French Conversation Circle 

Language 

  • English Conversation Circle 

  • ESL Social Club for Newcomers 

Women 

  • Women’s Sharing Circle (Topic: Women’s Safety) 

Health and Wellness 

  • Mindfulness webinar 

See Calendar for times, eligibility and contact info for above programs: 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_29a8290fe4ef485493fdbfd00693b00f.pdf

Newcomer Resources

September 16, 2021

COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Calendar and Locator

https://sites.google.com/mobilevaccinationteams.com/torontovaccination/home

 

Latest Message from TPH to Students’ Parents/Guardians

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1691/Important-Message-from-Toronto-Public-Health-to-ParentsGuardians

 

Support for Afghan Refugees

Central portal for:

  • Monetary donation

  • In-kind donation

  • Volunteering

  • Sponsoring an individual or family

Welcoming Afghan Newcomers - United Way Greater Toronto (unitedwaygt.org)
https://www.unitedwaygt.org/welcoming-afghan-newcomers

 

Employment

Apply online to be a poll worker during Federal Election on Sept 20

https://elections.ca/jobs?cid=

Virtual Job Fair - Employer: Irpinia Kitchen, Sept 22 at 10am

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_75174e4de7a34b6c8d2c86c9a5598f45.pdf

 

For Service Providers – Webinar on Hiring, Discrimination and Newcomer Resilience (York U), Sept 30 @ 12:15 pm

Meeting Registration - Zoom 
https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkceGurT0rHdYT1U26C6BTnU7AUCUWwQ6H

 

Employment – Youth

“Business in the Streets” Info Session – Sept 20

This program helps youth take the next step in entrepreneurship

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_05319426550f4f899bf8a59af8a7fa94.pdf

 

Education

Free drop-in tutoring for Black children

Omo Africentric Virtual Campus (tieit.io)
https://app.tieit.io/pages/live/621/OmoAfricentricVirtualCampus

 

Bursary Application from Bermudian Canadian Relief Ass.

For students enrolled in university/ college in Canada, apply by Sept 30

Bermudian Canadian Relief Association in Markham, Ontario
http://bermudiancanadianreliefassociation.org/

 

Language

Online Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Programs for internationally trained professionals

  • Finance and Accounting – Starts Oct 12

  • Office Admin/ Customer Service – Ongoing registration

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ef94ebf555994d7aa9ed9f199b1876ca.pdf

 

Gender-Based Violence

Webinar for Service Providers – Housing Issues for Victims of Gender-Based Violence. Sept 22

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_74577c7ff64a4904b1a495b1edae9225.pdf

 

Family Legal Issues

Webinar for Service Providers – Navigating Family Courts during the Pandemic

(CLEO), Oct 5

https://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fmailing%2Fview&reset=1&id=204

 

WoodGreen’s Online Community Programs for Newcomers to Oct 3 include:

Employment Readiness

  • Soft skills – Art of Negotiation

  • Virtual Interviewing

  • Resume Advice

Youth – Newcomers ages 13 - 24

  • Movie Party – Sept 17

  • Intro to Data Science and Computer Programming

  • Homework Help Club (G6 – 11)

Children and Pre-Teens – Arabic speaking newcomers

  • “Fun and Learn” Drop-In Sessions

Settlement

  • Virtual Learning about Toronto’s Ethnic Neighbourhoods – Sept 18

Language

  • English Conversation Circle

  • ESL Social Club for Newcomers

Parenting Circle – in Arabic for Syrian Newcomer Families
 

See Calendar for times and contact info for above programs:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d7c5c902c6114ad5959215013e39b9cc.pdf

Newcomer Resources

September 9, 2021

COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Calendar and Locator

https://sites.google.com/mobilevaccinationteams.com/torontovaccination/home

 

Latest Message from TPH to Students’ Parents/Guardians

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1691/Important-Message-from-Toronto-Public-Health-to-ParentsGuardians

 

Support for Afghan Refugees

Central portal for:

  • Monetary donation

  • In-kind donation

  • Volunteering

  • Sponsoring an individual or family

Welcoming Afghan Newcomers - United Way Greater Toronto (unitedwaygt.org)
https://www.unitedwaygt.org/welcoming-afghan-newcomers

 

Employment

Apply online to be a poll worker during Federal Election on Sept 20

https://elections.ca/jobs?cid=

Virtual Job Fair - Employer: Irpinia Kitchen, Sept 22 at 10am

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_75174e4de7a34b6c8d2c86c9a5598f45.pdf

 

For Service Providers – Webinar on Hiring, Discrimination and Newcomer Resilience (York U), Sept 30 @ 12:15 pm

Meeting Registration - Zoom 
https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkceGurT0rHdYT1U26C6BTnU7AUCUWwQ6H

 

Employment – Youth

“Business in the Streets” Info Session – Sept 20

This program helps youth take the next step in entrepreneurship

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_05319426550f4f899bf8a59af8a7fa94.pdf

 

Education

Free drop-in tutoring for Black children

Omo Africentric Virtual Campus (tieit.io)
https://app.tieit.io/pages/live/621/OmoAfricentricVirtualCampus

 

Bursary Application from Bermudian Canadian Relief Ass.

For students enrolled in university/ college in Canada, apply by Sept 30

Bermudian Canadian Relief Association in Markham, Ontario
http://bermudiancanadianreliefassociation.org/

 

Language

Online Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Programs for internationally trained professionals

  • Finance and Accounting – Starts Oct 12

  • Office Admin/ Customer Service – Ongoing registration

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ef94ebf555994d7aa9ed9f199b1876ca.pdf

 

Gender-Based Violence

Webinar for Service Providers – Housing Issues for Victims of Gender-Based Violence. Sept 22

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_74577c7ff64a4904b1a495b1edae9225.pdf

 

Family Legal Issues

Webinar for Service Providers – Navigating Family Courts during the Pandemic

(CLEO), Oct 5

https://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fmailing%2Fview&reset=1&id=204

 

WoodGreen’s Online Community Programs for Newcomers to Oct 3 include:

Employment Readiness

  • Soft skills – Art of Negotiation

  • Virtual Interviewing

  • Resume Advice

Youth – Newcomers ages 13 - 24

  • Movie Party – Sept 17

  • Intro to Data Science and Computer Programming

  • Homework Help Club (G6 – 11)

Children and Pre-Teens – Arabic speaking newcomers

  • “Fun and Learn” Drop-In Sessions

Settlement

  • Virtual Learning about Toronto’s Ethnic Neighbourhoods – Sept 18

Language

  • English Conversation Circle

  • ESL Social Club for Newcomers

Parenting Circle – in Arabic for Syrian Newcomer Families
 

See Calendar for times and contact info for above programs:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d7c5c902c6114ad5959215013e39b9cc.pdf

Newcomer Resources

September 2, 2021

COVID-19

Virtual Wrap-Around Program for People Impacted by COVID-19

Support program for Ontario works participants facing hardships due to the pandemic. Oct 4 – Nov 26

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_cdb9e19ef32b4e2ca41ec96ea1b3bb79.pdf

 

About COVID-19 Benefits (Gov’t of Canada)

COVID-19 benefits and services - Canada.ca 

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html

 

TO Community Conversations' on COVID-19 and Vaccines – Sept 7

Youth and newcomer guest speakers discuss challenges related to access, engagement and understanding of the COVID-19 vaccines. 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_2525de4ee9494d438b02d282ec4af36e.pdf
 

How to register for homebound vaccination:

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/

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Resource List for Youth

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_770fd44cd1ca40d6873c91d518aaa19d.pdf

 

Women

YWCA JUMP (Scarborough) online programs for newcomer and refugee girls, women and gender diverse people for Sept:

  • Professional Office Admin

  • First Aid and CPR

  • Career Planning

  • Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_219d33f010354c9ea9dfb02aefbb8a2a.pdf

 

Gender-Based Violence

Webinar – Housing Issues for Victims of Gender-Based Violence. Sept 22

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_66e3fb7a88894638a8075fb225215697.pdf

 

Employment

Elections Canada Jobs

Jobs during the election – Elections Canada https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=job&document=index&lang=e

 

ParaMed In-person Career Fair – Sept 15

Interviewing for HSW, PSW and Nursing positions

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c3cbf728c1de4b0f82226e7465e4e083.pdf

 

Education

TDSB “Let’s Connect” – A new mental health and well-being virtual series for parents/caregivers and students

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Mental-Health-Well-being/Lets-Connect

 

TDSB Update for Families– Aug 26, 2021

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1685/Return-to-School-Update

 

TCDSB – Info/ Resources for Returning to School

Welcome back! | Toronto Catholic District School Board (tcdsb.org) 

https://www.tcdsb.org/news/othernews/2021/pages/welcome-back-2021-2022.aspx

 

Language

New LINC Class – Innovative Language Learning Project – Starts Sept 2021

Includes LINC Level 4 + Settlement Supports

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a45d4bdb55e746a8a843d647cad64ca8.pdf

 

WoodGreen’s Online Community Programs to Sept 19 include:

Youth

  • Adobe Suite – Master Content Creation for Social Media – Info Sessions

Children and Pre-Teens – Arabic speaking newcomers

  • “Fun and Learn” Drop-In Sessions

Settlement

  • Citizenship Prep Test – Workshops in English and Arabic

  • Virtual Learning about Toronto’s Ethnic Neighbourhoods

Language

  • English Conversation Circle

  • ESL Social Club for Newcomers

Parenting Circle – in Arabic for Syrian Newcomer Families

See Calendar for times and contact info for above programs:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_104f70dddbc24be482796c56ab07685d.pdf

Newcomer Resources

August 26, 2021

New COVID-19 Info

Workers are entitled to take paid leave to get vaccinated or if they have side effects from vaccination:

COVID-19: Vaccine Information for Employers – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-reopening-guidelines-for-businesses-organizations/covid-19-guidance-employers-workplaces-businesses/covid-19-vaccine-information-for-employers/?accordion=paid-leave-for-vaccination

 

Those vaccinated in Ontario/ or who have provided proof to their local health unit, can access proof of vaccination here:

Ontario COVID-19 vaccination service (ontariohealth.ca) https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

 

Youth Vaccination Clinics for Week of Aug 29

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b7314658482749edaeb21fa45eef2f4c.pdf

 

Youth Vaccination Clinic – Kingsview Village Junior Public School, Sept 1

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6682d8e39b6b442da74f746e5b94988d.pdf

 

Employment – Job Postings

Newcomer Youth Mental Health Settlement Worker – Closes Sept 6

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_fc8e4f596e1e40b9b91ad200672527fd.pdf

 

Job Coach for Capability Program – Closes Sept 5

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a95f3789f12142f296aecf276a64c8c6.pdf

 

Peer Leader- Afghan Community, Family Services Toronto – Closes Sept 1

https://www.settlementatwork.org/jobs/peer-leader-afghan-community

 

Job Postings for Settlement Sector:

Jobs | SettlementAtWork.org

 

Youth- Employment

Youth Employment Pathways Program - for newcomer youth ages 17 – 25

Preparation and support for STEM occupations

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e3fedb0d4131492ebb4fd7ba63335089.pdf

 

Youth Mentoring Event (ages 15 – 24) - Aug 30, 4 – 5:30 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c9ad4664aec943839575b6a0943d7ea0.pdf

 

Youth – Education

Intro to Data Science and Computer Programming – for Newcomer Youth ages 13 – 21, Starts Aug 31

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6eb3ba850a954fde91416cc701a32834.pdf

 

Women – Employment

She-Covery Response Program: Building Skills for Work – For women who have been laid off and/ or underemployed, to re-enter the job market

https://mnlct.org/she-covery/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=want_a_better_job_build_your_skills_now_through_the_she_covery_response_program&utm_term=2021-08-26

 

Technology

TechServeTO can help with using technology:

  • 1 to 1 help for older adult clients

  • Workshops for older adult clients or staff on a variety of tech topics

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_19ceca64fed6457498422d184c0e2c57.pdf

 

Education - Info

TDSB Return to School Update

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1683/Return-to-School-Update

 

TCDSB Return to School Update

Welcome back! | Toronto Catholic District School Board (tcdsb.org) https://www.tcdsb.org/news/othernews/2021/pages/welcome-back-2021-2022.aspx

 

Welcome2School Website – Resources for frontline staff to assist newcomer clients (children and adult learners) around education in Toronto

Supporting Newcomer Parent's Engagement in Education | Resources during COVID-19 (welcome2school.ca) http://welcome2school.ca/resources-during-covid-19/

 

Changes to Student Grants and Loans in Response to COVID-19

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/notice-covid-19.html
 

About Gov’t of Canada Student Financial Assistance Program

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/canada-student-loans-grants.html

 

English Language Conversation Circles – Start Sept 7

Email ttao@woodgreen.org  or call 437-688-9110

Newcomer Resources

August 20, 2021

New COVID-19 Info

Updated Youth Vaccination Clinics

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

 

COVID-19 Benefits - Federal Government extending COVID-19 support measures for Canadians and Canadian businesses

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a5dde1ce385c430d8323ad2faa9a37bd.pdf
 

For information about COVID-19 Supports/ Benefits:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html

 

Employment – Training

Women’s Business Accelerator Program- for Newcomer Women

Register now! Program Begins Sept 13

https://accessccf.com/womens-business-accelerator/

 

Customer Service Gateway Program

Register for an Info Session. Program starts Sept 8

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8a0d9a08a6724967bc17ca3fe4db7da2.pdf

 

Future Care Program

Language and Skills to become a HSW or enter PSW college program.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_451c00496f6645b9b54f60553633382e.pdf

 

Employment Workshops and Events for September

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_8006afb6f91440448782d99dca3d37aa.pdf
 

Employment – Job Postings

Job Postings for Settlement Sector:

https://settlementatwork.org/jobs

 

Newcomer Accessibility Workshop Series for Service Providers

Respite and Family Support - to support youth with developmental disabilities transitioning to adulthood. Sept 14, 1 – 2:30 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_786996516cef4630a79b955bc00fb910.pdf

 

International Students

Online and In-Person support for International Students in Ontario

http://www.internationalstudentconnect.org/

 

Youth

Young Ravine Leaders Program - In-depth learning and skill-building related to Toronto’s ravines, community stewardship and career development.

Apply by sept 5.

https://www.yourleaf.org/young-ravine-leaders

 

Federal Election 2021

Engaging/Teaching your Community and Federal Election Resources:

https://www.engagedemocracy.ca/federal-elections-101
 

Elections Canada website – Find your Riding, List of Candidates, Jobs etc.

https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx

Newcomer Resources

August 13, 2021

Employment – Networking

Networking roundtable discussion for immigrant professionals and employers about job retention and career advancement. Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/job-retention-a-roundtable-for-immigrant-professionals-and-employers-tickets-163506047991

 

Employment Training/ Education

FREE Digital Fluency for The Workforce Micro-credentials Humber College

Apply by Aug 17; Starts Aug 30

https://humber.ca/community/training-programs/digital-fluency-for-the-workforce.html

 

Financial Support for Women-Owned Business

BMO Grant Program for Women-Owned Businesses – Apply by Aug 13, 2021

https://newsroom.bmo.com/2021-07-12-BMO-Expands-Grant-Program-for-Women-Owned-Businesses-Across-North-America

 

Newcomer Youth

Youth Expo – Living in a Virtual World – Connecting Newcomer Youth through activities, networking and prizes | Sat, 21 Aug 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/youth-expo-living-in-a-virtual-world-tickets-164179767103

 

Education

Welcome2School.ca Monthly E-Bulletin

https://mailchi.mp/d122c92dc198/welcome2schoolca-e-blast-aug2021

 

Homework Help for G6 – 11 for Newcomer Youth:  Aug 16 and 23, 4 -5 pm

Email: Jwang@woodgreen.org Or call- 647-271-5325

 

Women

Newcomer Women Integration Project

Free program that develops community leadership through capacity building:

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_7510c24f1c0e41099cc59918a24517e4.pdf

Aug 18 Information Session: 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_aedcc3df792d4480bd3023d67ab6e6da.pdf

Newcomer Resources

August 6, 2021

New COVID-19 Information 

Vaccine Clinics for Youth 12+, Aug 8 – 14, No appointments needed 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e8283b7c89c2477da5ec6a76df4e0c90.pdf

 

Read Toronto Public Health Letter to Parents about Youth Vaccinations Before School Starts 

https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/962e-COVID19YouthVaccinationTPH-Letter-July-23-2021.pdf

 

Legal Education Webinar for Service Providers 

Reliable, practical info to support clients around common legal issues, Aug 17 from 12 – 1 pm 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_bff97a5da6cb4060b3c8d48cbcf6a2b8.pdf
 

Education – Primary and Secondary School 

TDSB Selection of In-Person or Virtual Learning School Year is NOW! 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/School-Year-2021-22/Selection-Form

 

Youth 

Skill Building and Employment Support Program for Youth – starts September 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_101be5c6a08b44a19252ad755f563ac1.pdf
 

Upcoming Info Sessions: Wed Aug 11 @ 11 AM. Register https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_101be5c6a08b44a19252ad755f563ac1.pdf

 

IT Training for 17 – 30 years, Program Starts Sept, Info Session Aug 19 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_6f75d39a782b43adb0338b92de746f6d.pdf

 

STEPS 2 SUCCESS Youth Employment Readiness Project – For youth 15 – 30 years with barriers to employment, Aug 9 – Nov 19 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e63bb1521ba340469d7a594163fe38cc.pdf
 

Learn HipHop – Online, 13 years + 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ontr2EeM0EggDRKhwf9cbp510ITzzz51/view

 

Employment – Training 

Women’s Business Accelerator Program for Newcomer Women – Register now! 

Program dates: Sept 13 – Oct 27, Mon and Wed evenings 

https://accessccf.com/womens-business-accelerator/

 

Employment training and skill building for Persons with Disabilities – Register now for Program starting in late August 

(See Capability Flyer in Aug 5 folder) 

Upcoming Info session: August 11th @ 1pm. Register @  https://capabilityprograminformationsession.eventbrite.ca 

 

Cultural Diversity & Inclusion at the Canadian Workplace – Webinar 

August 18th, 7 - 8pm 

To register: email Theresa Tao at TTao@woodgreen.org 

 

She-Covery Response Program for Marginalized Women who have been Impacted by COVID: 

Life / Career Planning; Training and Job Search Supports, Mental Health Services 

https://mnlct.org/she-covery/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=introducing_our_new_she_covery_response_program_for_women_to_build_skills_for_better_employment&utm_term=2021-08-03

 

Employment – Postings 

MABELLE Pantry Marketeer – deadline Aug 13 

https://www.mabellearts.ca/opportunities

 

Production Manager – CaribbeanTales Media Group 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3e3f549880b64e94a91905ed5fef65b7.pdf

 

Non Academic Jobs at York University: 

Operations Manager, CIFAL (technomedia.com) 
shorturl.at/fhsxP

 

Student Engagement Coordinator (technomedia.com) 

 

Administrative Coordinator (technomedia.com) 

 

Process Improvement Analyst (technomedia.com) 

 

Associate Director Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (technomedia.com) 

 

Instructional Designer (technomedia.com) 

 

Financial Support for Post-Secondary Students 

$1,000 Bursaries Available for Students from Caribbean Countries for first Diploma or Degree https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_adf51eee54b84fde8a49a56f0426edb6.pdf
 

Online Social, Recreation and Fitness 

Learning about Toronto's Ethnic Neighbourhoods  

Part 1: Sat, Aug 7, 12 -1pm; Part 2: Sat, Aug 14, 12 -1pm 

 

Virtual Summer Fitness Class  

Mon, Aug 16, 10 -11am 

 

ESL Social Club for Newcomers (3 sessions) 

Tuesdays: Aug 3rd & 10th & 17th from 1:30pm-2:30pm 

 

To register for the above activities, email Theresa Tao at TTao@woodgreen.org 

 

Immigration Issues  

Changes to the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program: 

https://settlement.org/news/ontario/changes-to-the-2021-parents-and-grandparents-program/
 

More about Sponsoring Parents and Grandparents:  

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/family-sponsorship/sponsor-parents-grandparents/apply.html
 

Newcomer Resources

July 15, 2021

New COVID-19 Information

Specialty Vaccination Clinic – for those with needle phobia, hesitancy, anxiety -

July 19 at CAMH

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_95f5465ecb1c4046b58e02da095511ce.pdf

Employment – Job Postings

Career Coach in Residence at Toronto Public Library – Two 10-week in residency periods, Apply by July 26

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_967c1fb86fb14b6fb9065d2f81090ce4.pdf

 

Web Designer – short-term contract (between ages of 15 – 30)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_7763200a18cf4fd38cea657fb0ec4340.pdf

 

Employment Training

Canadian Workplace Communication for Newcomers – 3 Sector-Specific Programs, Starts dates - August

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_da0c25a35773484ca8176d2f4361ca17.pdf

 

Business Writing For Newcomers - PTP 
https://ptp.ca/business-writing-for-newcomers/

 

YWCA Women in Technology Training Programs, Starting Aug 23

Cybersecurity Fundamentals + CISSP Certification OR

iOS & Android Mobile Application and Development

https://mailchi.mp/ywcatoronto/ywca-2021-it-programs-1379325?e=fe35a7d4be

 

Self-Employment for Newcomers – Coming in August

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d5fadc2aab6d4fb8b8af4393df5f5647.pdf

 

Youth

Chronic Stress and Coping Strategies Workshop, July 22, 3 – 4 pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chronic-stress-coping-strategies-tickets-162353001197

 

Career Development and Leadership Training, Starts Aug 10

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_25a15a2bd1124118a758f05d34d0eb80.pdf

 

Social Media Content Creation Training Program, Starts Aug 2

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_90e4c5d32e4340828ca918260dc7776a.pdf
 

Women

Art and Everyday Life Program – For women who identify as marginalized, immigrant, refugee and want to learn more about the arts in Canada, Aug 3

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_e76934a64a3a4ae684985504d8b79125.pdf

 

Children – City of Toronto After School Programs for 2021- 2022

After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Programs (6 – 12 years) open for Registration

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/camps-after-school-care/after-school-recreation-care/

 

Access to Technology for OW Recipients

Tech Lending Lifeline Program – Borrow a tablet with internet for OW recipients under 30 or 45+

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a349acaa0ec5452ebbd1487cd08a39aa.pdf

Newcomer Resources

July 9, 2021

New COVID Resources

New Tool to Support Community Workers during COVID around:

Employment, Income Benefits and Housing

https://cleoconnect.ca/tools-tips/covid-19-inventory-for-community-workers/

 

Truth and Reconciliation

Join the #94in94 Campaign to support the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_f4fc40767a714a3b9e8129af4fea2882.pdf

 

Digital Literacy

Free Android Phone Workshop – July 12, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Frontier College Scarborough - Registration Form (google.com)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSqDwrh0kFWJkgra4jEH5pjsTUEFAl_ap5wJT6gh-Z9s17zA/viewform

 

Literacy / Basic Skills

Basic Computer Skills, Basic Math and Literacy Classes – Frontier College

See July Calendar at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GqaaveBf5ZR12AlobZUPxAVL0eMMVXzB/view

 

Employment – Posting

Project Manager – Daily Bread Food Bank

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d347419c5a124c39813ee9e07ba6543b.pdf

 

Employment - Training

Transition to Employment for Newcomers - Webinars to help with key aspects of job search

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_a732dd2f9b7b44979cf36b07be980c30.pdf

 

BOLT Women in Construction Scholarship – deadline to apply is Aug 1

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3cdf9c92d7c64c44a797b179da10c515.pdf

 

Language Instruction + Food Handling Training for Newcomers – Starts July 19

Free childminding and TTC support available

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b4ae55a1b28144be85e6d9d03b48e9ce.pdf

 

Education

TDSB Updates – 2021/22 School Year Calendar; Revised Timetable for Secondary Schools; Return Borrowed Devices; Selection for In-Person r Virtual Learning coming in August and more…

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_fbdeaa866b9144d697bf7f464bbb4756.pdf

 

TDSB Summer 2021 Well-Being Guide – TDSB Summer Services including Virtual Office Hours; Summer Programs and Activities for Children and Youth; Mental Health Supports and more…

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/Summer%202021%20Well-Being%20Guide.pdf

 

Humber Youth Transition Program: Applications Open; Starting July 20!

https://humber.ca/community/pathways-to-post-secondary/youth-transition-program.html

 

Recreation

ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX - free drop-in programs; registration not required. Go to the location where activities are scheduled to secure a spot on-site.

See also Adapted ParksPlayTO for children and youth living with a disability

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/outdoor-recreation-programs/#location=&lat=43.760432&lng=-79.287987

 

Swim at one of City of Toronto’s outdoor pools

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/swimming/#location=&lat=&lng=

Newcomer Resources

June 30, 2021

COVID Information

For Those without OHIP – Pop Up Vaccination Clinic July 3 and 4

Age 12+ (family members welcome); Interpreters Available

See 2nd page of attached flyer

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_96f19ea5e31f43ca9289790991010569.pdf

 

Newcomers with Disabilities

Newcomer Accessibility Workshop Series – For Service Providers

Navigating Housing - programs and services to support people with developmental disabilities, July 6 from 1 to 2:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/newcomer-accessibility-workshop-series-2-navigating-housing-registration-160211854971

 

Youth

Summer Programs for youth include:

  • Job Prep and Search/ Training

  • Job Opportunities

  • Life Skills and Leadership

  • Digital Skills and Coding

  • Mental Health

  • For youth who identify as Black, African-Canadian, Afro-Caribbean and /or Afro-Latinx

  • Arts

  • Cooking

  • @SLGBTQIA+

  • Fitness and Recreation

  • Homework Help and Tutoring

SLYE Newsletter - June 25 2021 - Google Drive 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12sP3FIL700NDhIuQxYYKFZ_y7kOw2Vf3

 

Income Assistance

Information to support clients around income assistance

Income Assistance - Steps to Justice

https://stepstojustice.ca/legal-topic/income-assistance/

Newcomer Resources

June 25, 2021

COVID Information

Transport to Vaccine Appointments for Seniors with Mobility Challenges and People with Disabilities

COVID-19: Support for people | Ontario.ca 
https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people?utm_source=newsroom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%2Fen%2Frelease%2F1000389%2Fontario-providing-accessible-rides-to-covid-19-vaccination-sites&utm_term=public#section-5

 

Updates on TPH Messaging include:

  • Update on Messenger RNA (mRNA) Vaccines

COVID-19: About the Vaccines – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-about-the-vaccines/?accordion=update-on-messenger-rna-mrna-vaccines

  • (Updated) Booking Your Second Dose

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=booking-your-second-dose

  • (Updated) How to Get Vaccinated for Homebound Persons

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=homebound-persons

 

Youth

Humber’s Youth Transition Program – Register for Upcoming Info Session

Summer Program: July 20 – Sept 3; Fall Program: Oct 25 – Dec 19

Youth Transition Program - Humber College https://humber.ca/community/pathways-to-post-secondary/youth-transition-program.html

 

Girls Ages 7 – 17

Summer Programs and Camps (Jean Augustine Centre)

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_818cb5b5b7054faebf758c70ae5a0f28.pdf

 

Employment Training

YWCA Women in Technology Training Programs

Programs Start in August; Sign up for an Info Session Now!

YWCA Women in Skilled Trades & Technology Programs (mailchi.mp) https://mailchi.mp/8909f5e8c015/ywca-women-in-skilled-trades-technology-programs-1379273?e=fb6265cc0f

 

Free Full time Building and Concrete Restoration Program – July 19

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_89fbb71716174309b5375fd949559a06.pdf

 

Free full time Personal Support Worker Training Program – Aug 3

Personal Support Worker Training Program / SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) (careerfoundation.com) https://careerfoundation.com/job-seeker-services/psw/

 

Job Search Strategies for Adult Workers 50+, June 29 – July 20

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3dccc50d20cc4eeb980b4ac69dd16f35.pdf

 

Employment Opportunities

Careers in Correctional Services – Virtual Job Fair July 8

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_caea2fb43a53454fa7569b7477a2b5cb.pdf

 

Summer Research & Social Media Marketing Assistant Position

Deadline to Apply is June 30

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d800b809061f41608963bd7ef37c05e7.pdf

 

Part-Time Communications Lead Position

Deadline to Apply is July 1

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b8c3698e9d454b9d9b0bf59c0bd651f3.pdf

 

Service Canada – Various Administrative Positions, June 25 – July 2

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_23b29371fede4faa88fc94b31609b60f.pdf

 

Adult Education

Frontier College Virtual Open House – June 29 at 10:30 am

Learn about adult education programs: Upgrading and Basic Computers etc.

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d22df08a3fb74aeb841afdaa8c865c03.pdf

 

Free Basic Computer Skills for Adults – Starts July 5

Frontier College Scarborough - Basic Computer Skills (July 2021).pdf - Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y9YB0iweu4WnLlQBktXMhgQA2B2rdYfV/view

 

LINC – No cost, part time (evening) or full time (day), Literacy to Level 8

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_55187da0321c47a8b9e3d65fdf57915e.pdf

 

Digital Fluency for Older Adults

Workshop – Common Troubleshooting for Computer and Internet, June 30

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_84f9875b9de94767bfc7c773fa5b44c0.pdf

 

Lower Cost Internet - for seniors and those receiving income assistance

Rogers Connected for Success

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c02ea3957420467bbb3ff84b943b3714.pdf

 

Parents/ Caregivers/ Students

Workshops from Delta Family Resources starting July 19:

Navigating Education; Navigating Criminal Justice System; Using Technology Wisely; Mental Health and more…

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_18285ac745d74d8895943fd458ba420a.pdf

Newcomer Resources

June 18, 2021

Youth
 

Entertainment Trades Program – June 2021

Supports youth to launch a career in film and television production
Career Training – CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals (ceetoronto.org)

https://ceetoronto.org/programs/

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_c588b30e2c7e4fe293207770dc7f37d3.pdf

 

Job Posting – Youth Leader at LAMP CHC

Deadline is June 28

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d721dd43040e4b0bbe0cceb675571d96.pdf

 

Newcomer Youth Connections Program

Free 8-week program for newcomer youth

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_28e79374e7904fd989919671b7b4adf8.pdf

 

Youth Employment Program “Launch your Career” starts July 5

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ebdd049095b84ab3b635c032185aaa71.pdf

 

Conversations on Mental Health led by Jane/ Finch Centre Youth Facilitators

Every Wednesday 5pm - 7pm

https://janefinchcentre.zoom.us/j/91003261249?pwd=RHZkUkZnSVp1K3VlNmVvWUdvRmRwUT09

Every Thursday 5pm - 7pm

https://janefinchcentre.zoom.us/j/96575505942?pwd=MWxFMDQrbDNMSVpzRXVzVWNVT2oyZz09

 

Employment – Health Sector Hiring Fair

June 30 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_955188405d404c9aac6284087aebe5a9.pdf

 

Digital Fluency for Older Adults

Workshop – Common Troubleshooting for Computer and Internet, June 23

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_897712e745e54fa49a107568665fe6c9.pdf

 

Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Programs

Finance and Accounting - full-time with a 6-week break in the summer; begins June 21st

Office Administration/Customer Services -part-time with a 6-week break in the summer; begins July 13th

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_b2f101e97f1c4c5ab629ad3ae39075fb.pdf

 

Financial Literacy

Understanding Credit Scores and what Affects Them -Workshop

Four Actions That Can Hurt Credit Scores Tickets, Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-actions-that-can-hurt-credit-scores-tickets-149220154499

 

Immigration and Social Assistance

Lawyers in the legal clinic system will share important information and practical tips about the interaction between immigration status and receiving social assistance. – Webinar June 23, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Social Assistance and Immigration – CLEO Outreach https://outreach.cleo.on.ca/civicrm/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=287&utm_source=Keep+in+touch+with+CLEO+-+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=6e1aa47036-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_22_04_13_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ebfd2663-6e1aa47036-123037509

 

Food Security

Mobile Food Bank for Seniors in Etobicoke – Call for more info: 416 243 0127 x 444

 

Recreation

Lakeshore Arts has art-related programs for children to adults, All is PWYC

Buy tickets for Cara Jordan (tickettailor.com) 

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/lakeshorearts2/?fbclid=IwAR3VCESGMwm7zr1qDubyHGl-FYNkN-mdEyX42nhkQP28EkkzUDgQTlvFqTw

 

Mental Health
 

Hong Fook Youth and Family Service – New Summer Programs

Catalogue in English https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4ac9cffb72b044919e090a119c26013d.pdf
 

Catalogue in Chinese https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d31cdb46d44c44b2b7310246e4e1de81.pdf

 

Wellness and Support workshop for LGBTQ2S+ Community

Mental Health & LGBTQ2S+ Community Tickets, Tue, 22 Jun 2021 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mental-health-lgbtq2s-community-tickets-155826036871

 

COVID-19 Psychological Support (CPS) Program for Essential & Frontline Workers

Registered Psychologists are Ready to Help at No Cost:

Newcomer Resources

June 11, 2021

New COVID Information

Ontario to Move to Step One of Reopening on June 11

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000279/ontario-to-move-to-step-one-of-roadmap-to-reopen-on-june-11

 

TDSB News/ Updates

Updates about Graduations, Summer Programs, Returning Borrowed Devices, Selection Form for In-Person or Virtual Learning (2021-2022) and more…

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_5686e50cb58a4a25b90c3d87a6d58d22.pdf

 

Pre-Employment Training

Culinary Training Program for Newcomer Women

12 weeks, Tues and Thurs, starts June 15
https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_9a3992d28c004f718a88addd9ce562d6.pdf

 

Micro-credentials – Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

June – Oct 2021, See eligibility requirements

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_eb0fc8ae08a54098bea67a58410835eb.pdf
 

Web Development Program – Become Certified Full Stack Developer

Intensive or Flexible Program Schedule Available

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_73e73ab13a5546e0b3014cd9b449ba74.pdf
 

Free Long-Term Care (LTC) Home Assistant Program

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_3b9810e5ce7442c2878f5ca0520e12bb.pdf
 

International Academic Credential Evaluation

Info Session for Newcomer Clients, June 15 @ 3pm

WES Information Session Registration  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqn_Oeltg5QaVlrnilQHyXDKtfZetJiXYEtqib6IaDDbNLQg/viewform
 

Newcomer Artist Mentorship

Toronto Arts Council's Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Program

Deadline to apply is June 15

Grant Programs - Toronto Arts Council https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/tac-grants/newcomers-and-refugees/artist-mentorship

 

Youth

E-commerce Made Easy: Learn about Free Business Support and Coaching with Shopify, June 30

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_ba5b61a94e7e4950be512b0eb46a4356.pdf

Summer Programs for Kids

CampTO - July 5 – Aug 27 for children 4 – 12 years, Registration starts June 8

Adapted / inclusive programs for participants with disabilities also available

CampTO – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/campto/
 

Residents who require help can call 416-396-7378 Mon to Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For help with the cost of recreation and free options:

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

 

Outdoor Swimming Pools Opening, starting June 12

Swimming – City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/swimming/#location=&lat=&lng=

Newcomer Resources

June 4, 2021

New COVID Information

Vaccine Clinic in South Etobicoke – Thursdays @ Kipling and Lake Shore Blvd
https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_c37870911922460b99edacf601a62964.pdf

City of Toronto “VaxTO” campaign

Residents Text VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 to be connected with appointments and information

 

Vaccination of residents without OHIP cards – Book appointments:

Access Alliance

  • Telephone: 416-760-8677

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday: 1 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Thursday: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

  • Telephone: 416-306-4319 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.)

 

FCJ Refugee Centre

 

Note: Phone interpretation services are available as needed for above

 

New COVID Fact Sheets:

  • COVID-19 vaccines were carefully studied before being approved

  • (Updated) ASL Translation of COVID-19 Vaccines Fact Sheet

  • COVID-19 vaccination for youth aged 12+

  • Does my 12+ child require informed consent to receive their vaccine?

  • What to expect after receiving your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – translations in multiple languages

  • Need help getting to a City-run clinic for your vaccine appointment? – translations available

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant infographic translations in multiple languages

  • Getting your COVID-19 vaccine while breastfeeding

    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/

 

Education/ Training

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate Program at Yee Hong Centre

Begins July 13, 2021. Students ages of 18-29 may receive funding support from the RBC Future Launch Program.

Training | Yee Hong https://www.yeehong.com/centre/training/

 

Free Computer Workshops Starting in June – Word, Excel and PPT

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_d902263e2405414180a76b1681b93871.pdf

 

Digital Fluency for Older Adults

Workshop – Common Troubleshooting for Computer and Internet


For Staff - June 8 

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_7d957c4a8ee84ea5a79c06a8f14bad4b.pdf

For older adult clients – June 9 and 16

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_306378c4796e460d91b6783a26104f78.pdf

 

Youth

4 month Paid Training – Includes Work Experience and Leadership Skills Training

https://f567598e-8cc1-44ab-ab71-2fdb30064ab2.usrfiles.com/ugd/f56759_4837ca89f73545e2bf49e7f7b1bef3d3.pdf

 

2SLGBTQ+ including LGBTQIA+ newcomers

Earning the Rainbow Workshop on June 17 @ 10:00am-12:30pm

Support agencies in incorporating inclusive practices into real world environments

Meeting Registration - Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvc-uopj4rGtU0XOEMDu1cOELShdCJ425_

 

Summer Programs within South Etobicoke

Browse programs offered through various community agencies in S Etobicoke including arts, camps, health, seniors, youth etc.

Summer Programs within South Etobicoke - Google Docs 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14-p5VurVxy6An7TcFr5ekQqsxDy1cSFFfgPp2gcJDxU/edit

Newcomer Resources

May 21, 2021

NEW COVID Information

  • City of Toronto – Eligibility (including children /youth) and How to get Vaccinated

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

  • City of Toronto - Info on Vaccines and children (12 – 15 years) and Download Vaccine Fact Sheet for Ages 12 - 17

COVID-19: About the Vaccines – City of Toronto

 

Housing/ Rental Support

Toronto Rental Bank – Now offering grants (not loans) of up to $4,000 or 3 months of rent to eligible low-income households who are facing eviction

 

Employment – Request for Proposals

RFP for Development of Pandemic Recovery Framework for Toronto’s Black Resilience Cluster, closes June 7

 

Employment – Job Posting

Parkdale Project Read – Hiring Digital Literacy Specialist

Opportunities - PARKDALE PROJECT READ

 

Employer and Networking Session

With Rogers Communications - May 27, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

 

Education – Primary and Secondary

TDSB update about In-Person and Virtual Learning options for the 2021-22 school year.

Article Details Page (tdsb.on.ca)

 

Newcomer Day is May 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Newcomer Town Hall with Mayor Tory at 1:30 and many other events!

Toronto Newcomer Day – City of Toronto

 

Arts and Culture

“I am…” – Premiere of film project that explores sense of belonging of young Canadians.

Three Questions - Cerc in Migration and Integration - Ryerson University

 

Recreation

City of Toronto Virtual Recreation Programs

Virtual Recreation – City of Toronto

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<