Settlement Workers at the libraries: Service update

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Toronto Public Library posted LSP Service update for newcomer clients on TPL website. Due to the Grey-Lockdown category restrictions, settlement services at the libraries are unavailable. Settlement agencies continue to offer services by email or telephone, working from home. Connect over the phone or online with a settlement worker who can help you get started in Toronto and Canada. This …

Empathy in action

Tanya News, Settlement in the Community News

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal”. This quote has always motivated Shakira Quraishi in her work helping disadvantaged clients to improve their living. Hamida, like many CultureLink clients, came to Canada as a Government-assisted refugee. She has been living with mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder for years, after suffering a head injury …

Social Assistance for Newcomers

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Our settlement program workers receive many requests from clients who urgently need financial help, especially now during COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario Works (OW) provides temporary assistance towards the costs of housing and basic expenses for those who are not working or earning a very low income. It offers Financial assistance, Employment assistance and Emergency assistance available to people who are in …

Canadian Citizenship application updates

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The immigration tests and citizenship ceremonies were put on hold in March 2020 to protect the health and safety of staff and clients, although new citizenship applications are still accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Citizenship comes with the right to vote and apply for a Canadian passport. Despite global travel restrictions, some people may still need to …