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.
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.