NEATwalks

FREE Guided Tours and Low-cost Winter Activities by NEAT/Wintegration Teams:

NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto), a unique mentorship program designed to help new immigrants/ convention refugees gain hands-on “Canadian Work” experience in event planning and project management. Newcomers are matched with mentors for a period of 4-6 months and work as a team to research, plan and organize free guided tours/outdoor activities.

Through this program, and with the help of sponsors, community partners and individual volunteers, we offer FREE guided tours and outdoor activities throughout the year. In the winter, we call it “Wintegration”.

FREE guided tours and winter activities are geared to engage new immigrants and refugees to help them get acquainted with Canadian outdoor culture, learn about new neighbourhoods and hidden gems as well as meet new people and make new connections. However, depending on the event and spots available, everyone is welcome!

 Winter Fun with NEAT/Wintegration:

Event Date Location
Fire and Ice
Join the High Park Nature Centre to learn about safe ice travel, how to use ice cleats and how animals in High Park stay warm in winter.
Saturday
January 19th, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Drive
How to Stay Safe and Have Fun in the Winter?
Free interactive workshop for newcomers to Canada.
Monday
January 21st, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm
CultureLink Settlement and Community Services
2340 Dundas St. W Suite 301
Let’s Play!
Board game and more.
Friday
January 25th, 2019
February 22nd, 2019
March 22nd, 2019
6:00pm – 8:30pm
CultureLink Settlement and Community Services
2340 Dundas St. W Suite 301
Snowshoeing and Animal Adaptations
Learn how snowshoes work, how to put them on and join us for a snowshoe in the park.
Saturday
February 2nd, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Drive

To register, contact Rubeen Chauhan at 416 588 6288 ext. 231 / NEATwalks@culturelink.ca or sign up online at www.meetup.com/NEATwalks

Join our mailing list by emailing your contact information (Name/Phone) and stating if you are a newcomer (landed immigrant or convention refugee) to NEATwalks@culturelink.ca. We collect copy of immigration document/information for reporting purposes.

You can also become a member of our online group: www.meetup.com/NEATwalks to receive regular notifications.

Sponsorship:

We are looking for sponsors to provide monetary support of $2500 for 2 trips to the Niagara Falls, one in the winter/spring and one in the summer. The quoted price of one coach per trip is approx. $1250.

 Donations:

We welcome donations of any amount that will be used to provide Wintegration and other all year around events and activities that cost money, such as trip to the Toronto Islands.

Donation can be made online at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/6142

Please choose, either “NEATwalks” or “Wintegration” for your donations in the drop-down list under “Fund”.

For inquires/information, please contact: Rubeen Chauhan at 416-588-6288 x 231 / rchauhan@culturelink.ca / NEATwalks@culturelink.ca

If you would like to volunteer for NEAT, please visit: http://www.culturelink.ca/services/health-and-recreation/neat/

 

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UPCOMING TOURS!