Newcomer Services Program
Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada : Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP).
This program assists newcomers and provides support during their initial settlement in Canada. All services are free of charge.Settlement workers assist with:
- Information and orientation
- Translation and interpretation
- Referral to community resources
- Filling out forms including applications for OHIP, Permanent Resident card renewal and Canadian citizenship
- Supportive counselling
- Contacting government and other community agencies
- Employment related services.
We host monthly workshops on topics such as Old Age Security, Health Care, Community Resources, Tenant Protection Act, Canada Child Tax Benefit, Job search workshops and etc.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 416-392-0335 ext. 227 or ext. 246. Walk-in services are available, but appointments are recommended.
FREE TAX CLINIC FOR LOW-INCOME NEWCOMER FAMILIES
February – April
We offer FREE income tax preparation to low income newcomers.
2016 Eligibility: $30000/year for a single person and $40000/year for a family.
Appointments are required.
FREE EYE CLINIC FOR SENIORS
Spring & Fall
In partnership with the Opthamology Department of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Clinic offers free eye screening for seniors (age 65 and over). Doctors screen seniors for eye diseases such as glaucoma and provide referrals for treatment. They do NOT offer prescription for purchasing glasses.
Interpreters are available for Cantonese, Mandarin, Burmese and Japanese.
For more information or to find out the screening dates, please call 416-392-0335 ext. 246 or 227.
FREE SETTLEMENT SERVICE IN SANDERSON TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Every Tuesday 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Settlement workers are stationed at Sanderson Public Library to provide FREE settlement services such as information, referral, interpretation etc. No appointment necessary.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
DATE: Next date will be announced soon.
WHEN: Every Tuesday 4pm – 5pm
WHERE: Toronto Public Library
Sanderson Branch - Main Floor Program Room
327 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON M5T 1J1
REGISTRATION: Register at the library’s front desk or Call Grace Lam at 416-392-0335 ext 227
English Conversation Circle is a FREE program to help you practice your English with other newcomers and volunteers. Topics discussed include culture, food, ecology, and other interesting themes.