Workshops and Group Sessions

Recognizing the value of community engagement, our Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program workers facilitate a variety of free workshops and group sessions that include Skills development for employment, Citizenship test preparation, Buying your first home, Credit score, Mortgage and insurance, Language skills, Parenting, Networking events, Healthy and active lifestyle. Group activities are designed to meet the needs of newcomers and delivered at the different locations including public libraries and community centres.

The Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program and CultureLink invite you to join free Citizenship preparation classes at the Eatonville Library to study for the Canadian Citizenship Test. Our six training sessions cover all topics included in the multiple-choice test you need to pass to become a Canadian citizen: Canadian culture, history and geography, political and governing system, national symbols, identity and values, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Everyone is welcome to join regardless of your immigration status; it’s a great opportunity for networking, sharing experiences and learning more about Canada!
Registration is open on Eventbrite

Newcomer parents appreciated the opportunity to explore creative ideas on science together with their children during the visit to Ontario Science Centre. The successful field trip was organized by LSP worker at Eatonville Library in December 2019

Ways to Pay for Higher Education in Canada: Workshop organized by LSP program in collaboration with Credit Canada Debt Solutions, November 2019

Visit to Chinese Canadian Archives at the Toronto Reference Library, October 2019

Indigenous history presentation as a part of the LSP Day program at Sanderson Library in October 2019

Networking Event for Newcomers at the Eatonville Library in August 2019: 29 newcomers, coming from different professional backgrounds and 13 children joined us for this event.

Citizenship Preparation Circle participants at the Mimico Centennial Library after completion five sessions covering all topics included in the Citizenship test: Canadian culture, history and geography, political system, national symbols, identity and values, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

On Canada Day this summer LSP clients had an orientation session on the history, design and facilities of Ontario Place at the Lillian H. Smith Library, then enjoyed a field trip to Ontario Place and had a great opportunity to experience a free IMAX double bill screening at the Cinesphere.