Japanese delegation makes a visit to Lillian H. Smith Library

TanyaS News, Settlement in the Community News

A Japanese delegation of Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly visited our LSP program at Lillian H. Smith Library on February 15, 2020. The Assembly learned about a vast array of the services LSP and TPL (Toronto Public Library) provide for the community. The delegation members were impressed with the quality service delivered by the library daily and the support for newcomers provided …

Holiday Season celebration at Mimico Centennial Library

TanyaS Settlement in the Community News

The Christmas celebration organized by Library Settlement Partnerships Program at Mimico Centennial Library was a great success and fun for newcomer families who enjoyed the holiday spirit in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment. About 200 newcomers including 90 children from toddlers to teenagers came to celebrate Holiday Season together at the decorated party space with amazing gingerbread house and …

New Partnership with Harbourfront Centre

Rubina Afsar Settlement in the Community News

In our mission to facilitate the active participation and integration of newcomers, we are committed to providing innovative programs that meet the changing needs of our clients. With that in mind, and looking at the popularity of our Artegration program (connecting newcomers with Arts and Cultural Organizations), we reached out to Saskia Rinkoff, from Harbourfront Centre, and discussed the possibility …

Newcomer families field trip to Ontario Place

Abdi Find a Mentor News, Health and Recreation News, Settlement in the Community News

The heat and humidity outside maybe skyrocketing, but that did not deter the LSP clients from coming out for a field trip to Ontario Place on Canada Day.  Prior to that, they had already gathered in the cool basement of the Lillian H. Smith Library for an orientation session on the history, design and facilities of Ontario Place. On the day itself, the clients were shown how to …

Spring brings Newcomers together at Mimico Centennial Library

TanyaS Settlement in the Community News, Workshops and Group Sessions

The neighbourhood public library is a critical resource for newcomers to Canada. The Library Settlement Partnership (LSP) program established in 2008, brought CultureLink settlement workers to work in the libraries assisting newcomer clients regardless of their immigration status and engaging them in all aspects of Canadian life. Variety of information sessions based on the needs of the newcomer community were …