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.


Due to COVID-19 Outbreak, service provider organizations have made significant changes to program and service delivery. Larger events and workshops are being cancelled, in-person meetings are minimized and many organizations have closed office locations. Essential services are still offered and staff are still working with modified arrangement to provide support to their clients and the community. 

We will provide updates on the changes happening in Scarborough, what is open and what is closed, as well as links to information and resources that can support our work in these exceptional times. Please send us any updates you want to make the community, service providers and stakeholders in Scarborough aware of. 


Upcoming LIP Events / Workshops  

Community Events & Updates

Civic Engagement, Nominations and Opportunities for Participation 

Community News and Announcements

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Education & Language Programs

Education Program 

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Francophone Services and announcements / Services et annonces francophones 

  • OCASI online Professional Development courses can all be accessed through the Learn At Work Platform here: (English and French).

Programs and Updates for Newcomers 

COVID-19 Prevention and Care

 Economic Impact Response 

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Essential Services

  • ACSA – The Food Bank located at 1911 Kennedy Road Unit 105 will continue to operate. We are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12:30PM-4:00PM
  • ACSA North Drop-In program will be open  at 4155 Sheppard Ave East Suite 100 Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. (See Details)

  • ACSA South Drop-In program will be open at 202 Markham Road  Sunday to Tuesday from 9 am to 1pm, Wednesday 1:30pm to 5:30pm and Thursday 9 am to 1 pm. 

  • An Emergency Food Box Relief Effort is happening in south Scarborough. To sign up to receive a food box and/or to support by volunteering and/or donating, visit Scarborough food security initiative or email [email protected] 
  • Christ Church Scarborough Village – Location: 155 Markham Road Contact[email protected] Food bank operates on Thursday, 9:30-10:30 am for registered clients. First time clients need to bring statement of income
  • Malvern Food Bank – Location: 20 Sewells Road – Drop by and pick up food supplies. Contact[email protected] Operates Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
  • Muslim Welfare Centre Food Bank – Scarborough – Location: 100 McLevin Avenue, Unit #7 ;Contact: 416-754-8116; Open Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm by appointment only.

Financial Assistance

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Income Tax Clinics  

Job Posting  

For more job posting, please visit:

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Health and Wellness 

Settlement and Integration

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • All volunteering and student placements have been suspended for the time being.


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Workshops and Seminars for Newcomers 


Health & Wellness 

 Refugees, Refugee Claimants & Sponsors

 Settlement and Integration

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Updates and Programs for Service Providers

Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

News/ Media Release / CIVID -19 Updates

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Research Reports / Resource Guides 

Training & Workshops

While you are working from home or office, you can engage in learning:

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