News & Events

This page centralizes information including links to upcoming events, workshops, employment opportunities, resources and information on different initiatives happening across Scarborough and Torontowide. Please click the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Upcoming LIP Events/ Workshops

Invitation to Faith Communities and Resident Groups – Welcoming Community for Newcomers_Apr 30, 2019 

Social Media Training for Frontline Staff @ ACCES Employment_Apr 17, 2019 

Newcomer Marketplace – Toronto Newcomer Day – 2019 – TEQ LIP & TNO Invites you_May 16, 2019 


Civic Engagement, Community Consultation, Nominations & Call for Participation

3rd Annual Caregiver (Caregiver of a person living with Dementia) Education Forum_May 30, 2019 

Calling all artists – submit your artwork for 2019-20 art exhibit season_Deadline_Apr 26, 2019  

Call out from Children’s Services for service providers and SPOs – Children’s Services 2020-24 Service Plan_Apr 24 or 25, 2019 

I am (A New) CANADIAN – Join the Launch of COSTI_Apr 24, 2019 

Research Participants needed – Southasian Muslim Woman who came to Canada when she was 55 plus Years 

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Community Events/ Games/Holiday programs

National Canadian Film Day_Apr 17, 2019 

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Community News/ Announcements

Centennial College Academic Upgrading – Tuition-free Programs 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program at Centennial College 

Interim Pathway for Caregivers – Does it apply to you – Eligibility Assessment Tool 

Interim Pathway for Caregivers to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada_Applications must be made by Jun 04, 2019 

Q & A on the Provision of Immigration and Citizenship Information and Advice by NGOs and SPOs 

Need Financing to Start or grow your business – ACCESS can help 

Public policy to provide an interim pathway for caregivers 

Relaunch your career in Canada with a Foreign Credential Recognition Loan 

Small Business Support Project @ 1200 Markham Road 

The Peer Project – Become a Mentor and Change the Life of a Youth – Announce 

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Education, Training & Language Programs 

Workshops, Education Opportunities and Training

Centennial College Academic Upgrading _ Next Intake_May 06, 2019 

Enhancement in English for the Workplace & Everyday Living_Apr 8 – Jun 23, 2019

Enhanced Language Training (ELT) – Customer Service & Admin, Financial Services, IT, Sales & Marketing & Engineering_Starting on Apr 08 & Apr 15, 2019 

Enhanced Language Training – Customer Services, Accounting & IT_Starting Date_May 06 & 13, 2019 

Enhanced Language Training – Sales, Engineering, Health & Wellness, Customer service & Financial Service_Starting Date_Jun 10 & 17, 2019

Language for Workplace Connections_Start date in Scarborough_May 06, 2019 

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Job Contracts / Employment Opportunities

EPR Project Manager 

Office Manager @ CSALC_Deadline_Apr 19, 2019 

Summer Position – Community Resource Specialist – On call-Casual_Deadline Apr 22, 2019 

Volunteer Opportunities

Call for Volunteer Participants – Collaborative Mosaic Tile art Project

Mentorship Program for Job Seekers & Mentorship needed for the program

Volunteer Opportunity – Hospice Volunteers @ SCHC – Free Professional Training 

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Programs and Events

Construction Trades Program_Apr 8 to Jun 14, 2019 (Arabic) 

Construction Trades Program_Apr 8 to Jun 14, 2019 

Employment Program for Women on OW – START Customer Care_April 29, 2019 

Employment Support Program for Job Seekers with Disabilities_Apr 23 – May 03 & May 13 – 24, 2019 

Entrepreneurship Connections Program – Toronto_May 13 – Jun 07, 2019 

Fashion Exchange – Apparel Fit Technician – Program Start date_Apr 22, 2019

Fashion Exchange – Industrial Power Sewing_Program Start date_Apr 22, 2019

Integrated Work Experience Strategy Program – Bridge Training Program

Save the Date – Bridge Program for Internationally-trained francophone business professionals_Apr 26, 2019 

START Customer Care Program – Next Program_April 29 – Jun 21, 2019 

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Workshops and Training

Behavioural Interview Skills Workshop @ CICS_Apr 27, 2019 

Canadian Culture__Apr 29, 2019 

Customer Service Training_Apr 03, 10 & 24, 2019 

Self-Image_Apr 30, 2019 

Small Business 101_Apr 24, 2019

The Immigrant Cafe for Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners_Every 2nd Thursday

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Webinar/ Online Training

Building and maintaining good credit history presented by Access Community Capital Fund-Apr 18, 2019 

More Than a Cup of Tea: Lessons Learned to Succeed in Business and Life presented by Access Community Capital Fund_Apr 22, 2019 

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Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

New Funding for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives_Contact Canadian Heritage

PollinateTO Community Grants is now open_Deadline_May 01, 2019 

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Funding Opportunities – Ongoing Call for Proposals

Career Focus Local and Regional Projects

Foreign Credential Recognition Program

Metcalf Foundation Opportunity Fund – improve the economic livelihoods of Toronto’s working poor

Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

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Garden Activities/ Summer Garden – New Section!

Scarborough Village Community Garden Invites you to help them grow food together – Garden Season starts in May and ends in Oct 

Rouge River SeedLING Saturday_May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

The Enrich Project – Garden Seedling Volunteers needed_May 18 – 24, 2019 

Thorncliffe Park Seedy Saturday_April 27, 2019 – 1pm to 4pm 

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Program and Events

Parenting After Trauma – A New Weekly Group for Women offered by Family Service Toronto_Apr 25 – Jun 20, 2019 

Saturday Yoga Class at The Hub Mid-Scarborough- Beginner Level 

Vaccine Information Sheet Influenza Vaccines for Children

Walk-In Counselling – Help of Children and Families When You Need it_Tuesdays

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Workshops and Training

Getting the Most From Your Healthcare Appointment_Apr 30, 2019 

Healthy Eating Happy Life Workshops_April 4 – 25, 2019 (Mandarin) 

Senior Health Benefits in Ontario_Apr 23, 2019 

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Income Tax Clinics

Community Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinic @ CFSO_Mar 04 to Apr 30, 2019 (By Appointment) Chinese 

Community Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinic @ CFSO_Mar 04 to Apr 30, 2019 (By Appointment) 

Free Tax Clinic at ACSA_Mar 04 to May 03, 2019 – By Appointment Only (Arabic)

Free Tax Clinic at ACSA_Mar 04 to May 03, 2019 – By Appointment Only (Chinese) 

Free Tax Clinic at ACSA_Mar 04 to May 03, 2019 – By Appointment Only (Tamil) 

Free Tax Clinic at ACSA_Mar 04 to May 03, 2019 – By Appointment Only 

Free Income Tax Clinic_Starting on Apr 09, 2019 (on Saturdays) – New !

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News/Media Release/ Newsletters


Healthy & Whole – SCHC Newsletter_Spring 2019 

Healthy & Whole – SCHC Newsletter_Winter 2018-19

Keeping Current – the Settlement and Integration News Bulletin_Mar 2019 

TEQ LIP Newsletter Winter 2018-2019 Issue 


Media Release

Helping the City of Ottawa ease shelter pressures_Apr 05, 2019

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Research and Reports

Connected Communities – Healthier Together_2017 Annual Report 

Helping Parents increase Emotional Intelligence – Therapy Changes Guide 

Report on Peel Newcomers_March 2019 

The Needs of Newcomer Youth and Emerging Best Practices to Meet Those Needs_by CERIS 

2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration 

Labour Force Landscape 2017-18 – Local Labour Market Plan

Proposed Framework for a New Anti-Racism Strategy for Canada_Jan 2019 

Sex/gender analysis: Gender study finds overwork linked to higher risks of diabetes in women, not men

Stemming the Gray Tide_2018 – Job Seekers Focus Group Findings

Finding the Right Ingredients – Labour Market Considerations for Toronto’s Food & Beverage Processing Sector_Sep 2017

Results of the 2018 Street Needs Assessment Report

Stemming the Gray Tide – 2018_Understand the Lived Experiences of Toronto’s Employed – Research

Global Community Resource Guide_2018

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Services et annonces francophones/ Francophone Services and announcements

Activités du centre ON Y Va dans l’école Alexandre Dumas_avril 2019 

Questions et réponses sur la communication de renseignements et de conseils en matière d’immigration et de citoyenneté par les ONG et les fournisseurs – Nouveau !

RÉSERVEZ LA DATE – program de formation relais destiné aux professionnels francophones formés à l’étranger_26 avril 2019 – Nouveau !

Voie d_accès provisoire pour les aides familiaux outil admissibilité et FAQs – Les demandes seront acceptées du 4 mars au 4 juin 2019 – Nouveau !

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Services, Events & Programs for Refugees, Refugee Claimants, Sponsors & Primary care providers

Services and Info sessions for Sponsors/ Caregivers

Pre-Arrival – Session for those sponsoring refugees who have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT)_Mar 2019 

The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care is Now Accepting Daytime Appointments


Services, programs and Info sessions for Refugees/ Refugee Claimants/ uninsured

Free Medical Clinic for uninsured_April 2019 Schedule 

Health Justice Tuesdays – Health, Refugees & Immigration Law_May 14, 2019 

Toronto Service Directory_Refugee Claimants – Toronto Coalition of Refugee houses and shelters_January 31 2019 

Toronto Service Directory_Refugee Claimants – Toronto South_January 31 2019 

Toronto Service Directory_Refugee Claimants – Toronto West_January 31 2019 

Toronto Service Directory_Refugee Claimants- Toronto East_January 31 2019 

Toronto Service Directory_Refugee Claimants- Toronto North_January 31 2019 

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Settlement and Integration Support for Newcomers

Events/ Programs

Citizenship and Immigration – Join the discussion with Judge Albert Wong about the meaning of Citizenship to new Canadians and to Canada_Apr 25, 2019 

Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle – Every Thursday_Apr 11 to Jun 13, 2019 

Citizenship Test Preparation Class @ CFSO_Apr 2 – 16, 2019 

Improve your English & Discover Canada_Thursdays_Apr 11 – Jun 13, 2019 

Once Upon a Refugee: Chapter II – The Unrehearsed Plan_Apr 24, 2019 

Seniors for Seniors Ambassador Program_Apr 9 to Jun 11, 2019 

Workshops and Training 

Canadian Values & Citizenship_Apr 10, 17 & 24, 2019 

How to Choose the Right Childcare for your Child_Apr 30, 2019 

Using Credit Cards Wisely_Apr 24, 2019 

Welcome to Canada – Newcomers Information Orientation_Apr 25, 2019 (Mandarin) 

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Training/ Workshops/ Events for Service Providers & Stakeholders

Diversity and Equity in Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2019 – Engagement, Empowerment Equity_Theory to Practice_Apr 26, 2019 

Mental Health And Wellness Summit_May 16, 2019  

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Online Training / Webinar/ Recorded Webinars

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Youth Programs and Services

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Agency Program Calendars

ACCES Employment Clients Workshop Calendar_April 2019

Centennial College Community Employment Services Workshop Calendar_April 2019

East Metro Youth Services Newcomer Youth Program Calenar_April 2019

Morningside EarlyON Child & Family Centre – Satellite Locations Workshop Calendar_April 2019

Morningside EarlyON Child & Family Centre Workshop Calendar_April 2019

The Hub Mid-Scarborough – Workshops Calendar_April 2019

YWCA JUMP Scarborough Workshop Calendar_April 2019

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