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Newcomer Conversation Circle

Join us in the library every Wednesday. Improve your English conversation skills in a relaxed atmosphere and build your speaking confidence. Come out and share your experiences, learn about your community and discover what the library has to offer! Certificates awarded for participation.

Ages: 18Y and up
Every Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm   (Summer 6:00pm-7:30pm)
Glen Abbey Branch
Register by calling The Centre  905-847-8345 ext. 102

Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada

A settlement worker is available in the library every Monday (at Glen Abbey Branch) and Thursday (at Iroquois Ridge Branch) to meet with newcomers to help them settle and integrate into their new community.  Information is provided on education, healthcare, housing, jobs, translation services, citizenship application forms and more.

Age: 18Y and up
Glen Abbey Branch
Every Monday from 4:00-7:30 pm.  Please check for holiday closures
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Every Thursday from 9:30 am -1:00 pm; starts at 10:00am in July and August
To make an appointment  call Halton Multicultural Council at 905-464-3246.  Drop-ins welcome too.

Citizenship Information Session

This information session will help you learn about the new regulations and forms for Canadian citizenship. Find out about the documents you will need and how to check the status of your application online. Get valuable tips on how to prepare for the citizenship test. All questions on the citizenship process welcome. Workshops are held once a month.

Age: 18Y and up
Tuesdays (Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9)  from 4:30-7:30 pm
Woodside Branch


To register,call the Halton Multicultural Council, at  905-842-2486 ext. 223 or 905-464-3222

Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1 is Canada’s Birthday. What better way to celebrate than with cake and a movie? Drop by for a piece of birthday cake (while supplies last) and watch In Canada, a brief film produced by The Canadian Museum of Immigration. It features the personal stories of immigrants to Canada from all over the world, and makes you proud to live in this country. The film will be shown continuously.

All Ages
Thu/Jun 30, 1:00-4:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch

Immigration Session for Live-In Caregivers

Learn how to apply for permanent residency, open work permit and the new policies on the Live-In Caregiver program.

18Y and Up
Wed/Jul 20, 6:00-7:30pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch
To register call the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-464-3246

For more information on our newcomer programs, email Florence de Dominicis.

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