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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
Free
Register by calling The Centre  905-336-5444 ext. 102

Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada

A settlement worker is available in the library every Monday 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
Free
To make an appointment  call 905-842-2486 ext. 245. 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 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1) from 4:30-7:30 pm
Woodside Branch

Free

To register,call HMC at 905-842-2486 ext. 223 or 905-464-3222

Introduction to Computers

Hands-on workshop to help newcomers enhance their computer literacy skills. Includes Microsoft Word, introduction to Excel, and introduction to PowerPoint.

Age: 18Y+
8 classes
Saturday Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 2017/ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Central Branch
Free
To register call HMC at 905-842-2486, ext. 241

Newcomer Youth Tutoring

Free one-on-one tutoring for newcomer youth between 13-18 years old (grades 9-12). Volunteer tutors help students complete homework assignments and assist with essay writing. Subject-specific tutoring (e.g. math, science) is also offered.

Tuesdays 5:15-6:45 p.m.
January 17-24; February 7-March 7; March 21-June 13, 2017
Glen Abbey Branch

Age: 13-18

To register call HMC at 905-842-2486 ext. 239

Communication in the Workplace

Effective communication skills are key to success in the workplace. Join us for this workshop presented by Sheridan’s Workforce Development office. Appropriate for newcomers or people returning to the work force. Sample topics include: Equipping yourself with tools to listen attentively and effectively contribute your opinions in the workplace.

Age: 18Y+
Thursday, January 26, 2017/ 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Central Branch
Free
To register, call Central Branch at 905-815-2044

An Introduction to the Canadian Tax System

This session helps you prepare for the annual tax filing. Topics include what you can claim on tax returns, filing your taxes, dates to remember, and RRSP contributions.

Age: 18Y+
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017/ 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
Free
Call NIC to register at 905-875-3851, ext. 5008

Know Your Rights at Work

This session introduces workers to important rights at work. Knowing about workplace rights is often critical in terms of health and safety, and in accessing income security programs. Learn more about employment standards in Ontario, human rights, workplace violence and harassment.

Age: 18Y+
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017/ 7:00-8:30 p.m
Central Branch
Free
Call NIC to register at 905-875-3851, ext. 5008

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

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