LSP: Successful Digital Transformation

Tanya News, Settlement in the Community News, Workshops and Group Sessions

With the library branches currently closed, our Library Settlement Partnerships program workers have been working remotely since middle of March. The LSP team has switched to digital service delivery and developed creative ideas to design new webinars and pieces of training for their clients, adding them to their everyday one-on-one settlement assistance. LSP program presented the current and upcoming online …

Virtual Tax Clinic

Tanya News, Settlement in the Community News, Workshops and Group Sessions

Our Volunteer Tax Clinic at Culturelink has been serving clients in person during the tax season for many years. But this year due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 pandemic and isolation the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has allowed community organizations to host free Virtual Tax Clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) while respecting physical distancing guidelines. LSP program …

Go Digital with LSP: clients learn how to use e-resources

Tanya Settlement in the Community News, Workshops and Group Sessions

Our Library Settlement Partnerships program started to deliver the programs online. The first step of this initiative for LSP Settlement Worker Stanley Teo was to organize ZOOM lessons for his clients. An online workshop was conducted on May 1 with the TPL Outreach Service Specialist, who showed the clients how to use the most popular e-resources: RBDigital and Flipster for …

Citizenship Test Preparation: Virtual Training series

Tanya Settlement in the Community News, Workshops and Group Sessions

On April 21, 2020 all 54 participants of our first Virtual Training for Citizenship Test Preparation were awarded with certificates of completion. The five days training was organized by Library Settlement Partnerships program worker Claudia Montoya in collaboration with Learning Enrichment Foundation. Online model of Citizenship Test Preparation provided a broad scope of interest and participation, with a post reach …

Spring brings Newcomers together at Mimico Centennial Library

Tanya 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 …