History

Toronto has one of the largest immigrant and refugee populations in the world with over half of Torontonians born outside Canada and with over 100 languages spoken daily. CultureLink’s clientele includes newcomer communities from every corner of the globe. A 1986 study by Employment and Immigration Canada recommended that newcomers be settled more quickly and be supported by settlement services. …

Green Settlement

Around the world, people are increasingly concerned about protecting the environment for future generations. In many countries, people practice sustainable ways of life that are respectful of the earth–gardening, composting, recycling, reusing, walking, and cycling. At CultureLink, we encourage newcomers to retain those sustainable habits and become leaders in the greening of their new home in Canada. Many of our …

Achievements

CultureLink has been the leader in the settlement and community sector in Toronto for 30 years. Known for innovation, CultureLink introduced such pioneering initiatives as the HOST program, English Conversation Circles, social service MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), Nai Children’s Choir, Wintegration, the New Canadian Life radio show, Green Settlement™ and Bike Host. CultureLink served over half of the 5,000 …

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Artegration After-School Program

Artegration is an After-School program for newcomer children between ages 6-12. It provides children artistic and recreational activities, help with homework, and workshops on English literacy, healthy lifestyle choices, leadership, community capacity building and civic pride. The goal is to help them integrate into their new communities, through fun and educational sessions.