Upcoming 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

Community-based mental health supports for newcomers: Successes and challengens_Nov 20, 2018 

IE T.O Day 2018 – What Employers Want? – Nov 29, 2018 – Flyer

Introducing City Of Toronto’s Equity Based Units – A workshop for Toronto LIP member agencies and other settlement service providers_Nov 30, 2018 


Civic Engagement, Community Consultation, Nominations & Call for Participation 

CERIS Community Panel Discussion – Who is Falling Through the Crack_Nov 21, 2018 from 12.30 – 02.45 pm

CERIS cordially invites Front-line Settlement Practitioners to Participate in a Focus Group on Immigrant Women_Nov 21, 2018 @ 3.15 pm – New !

Consultation: Education in Ontario – Parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations are invited to provide feedback_Deadline_Dec 15, 2018 

Focus Group – CASSA Research Project on Employment needs of South Asian Immigrant Communities in Toronto_Nov 22, 2018 

New Services at CLEO – Tell us What do you Think? 

Participants needed for research – Service providers working with older adult immigrants from Hong Kong 

Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: Community Consultation Survey on Women’s and Children’s program 

Who is Falling Through the Cracks – A panel discussion on the needs of Immigrant Women, Youth & Services_Nov 21, 2018 – New !

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Community Events/ Games/Holiday programs

Christmas Gift Registration for Newcomer Families_Last Day of Registration_Nov 30, 2018 

Help Portrait – Get Your Portrait Picture Free_Registeration on Nov 23, 2018_Event is on Dec 01, 2018  


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Community NewsAnnouncements 

Covenant House – Supportive Housing for Young Women_16 – 24 Years – New !

Covenant House Supportive Housing Program for Young Women – Fact Sheet for Service Providers – New !

Free Pardons Clinic for people convicted of simple possession – Dates to be Announced 

Free Turkey for the Holidays – Newcomers who have just arrived in 2018_Deadline_Dec 05, 2018 – New !

Information on Foreign Credential Loan Program for internationally Trained Individuals_Learn more at accessccf.com – New !

Information on Foreign Credential Loan Program for internationally Trained Individuals_Small Loans Big Ideas – New !

Share your experience using instant/digital messaging (such as texting, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc.) to serve newcomers – from DMSI project 

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

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Job Contracts / Employment  Opportunities

Job Posting

Bilingual Social Worker – Alzheimer Society of Durham Region _No Deadline 

Job Opportunities at UofT for External Applicants 

Settlement Worker at CFSO (Full-Time)_Immediate position

SLYE Project Facilitator_Deadline_Nov 21, 2018 

Volunteer Opportunities

BBNCs Poverty Animator Network – Join the network to share you voice on poverty_Winter and Spring_2nd & 4th Wednesday 

Call for Volunteer Participants – Collaborative Mosaic Tile art Project 

Friendly Visiting volunteers for isolated seniors and Hospice Home visitors – Tamil and Arabic-speaking volunteers as well as other volunteers needed 

Mentorship Program for Job Seekers & Mentorship needed for the program  

Volunteer Needed – Scarborough Village ANC 

Volunteer opportunities are available at our three community garden locations For Youth Age 14 – 18 

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Programs and Events

Business Office Skills Program (BOS) for Women Interested in Entry-level office Admin & Customer Service_Sep 25 – Dec 13, 2018 

CPAC Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Accounting Professionals – Next cohort will start on Feb 19, 2019 – New !  

Entrepreneurship Connections – Next Program – Nov 12 to Dec 06, 2018 

Food Handler Certification_Dec 15, 2018 (Chinese)

Integrated Work Experience Strategy Program – Bridge Training Program   

Leadership Connections_Program – IT & Financial Sector Feb 04 to Mar 01, 2019_Info Session_Dec 4 & 12, 2018 or Jan 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30, 2019 – New !

Sales and Service en Francais_ Online Bridging Program for bilingual professionals

Skills Training- Licensing – Certificate Training and Language Enhancement for Newcomers 

Workforce Challenge Supported Employment Program- 14 Wks Individualized Program, 6 Wks Pre-employment & Life skills development and 8 Wks paid, supported work placement_Continuous Intake 

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Workshops and Training

Cybersecurity Connections Info Session_Oct 22 to Dec 11, 2018 

Job Search in IT_Nov 30, 2018 

Join the Pros. – Information Session about obtaining a career in Accounting_Nov 22, 2018 

Pathways to Economic Prosperity in Scarborough @ DP Hub_Dec 07, 2018 – New !

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


Webinar/ Online Training

Investing in You – Personal Finance & Small Business Webinar Series_Nov 28, 2018 – check the flyer for topics and webinar start time.

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Program and Events

Home Helper Training_Mar 25, 2019 (Chinese) – New !

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

Care Attendant for Post-Natal Services_Jan 21, 23 & 25, 2019 – New !

Hearing Illusion – How old are your ears_Nov 27, 2018 

Improve Your Health, Lessen Your Stress & Make Someone’s Day – Training on Nov 12, 19 & 26, 2018 


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Language Programs & Education

Workshops, Education Opportunities and Training

Academic Updating – Tuition-free Programs in Centennial College 

Building Environmental Systems – Operator Class II – Certificate Program at Seneca 

Centennial College Academic Upgrading – Tuition-free Programs – update 

English Conversation Circle @ MRFC-Available to Newcomer Adults, Youth & Families 

Enhanced Language Training – Health & Wellness_Oct 29 – Dec 21, 2018 

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

ELT Programs – Customer Service, IT, Accounting, Financial Services & Enginnering_Start on Jan 21, 2019 – New !

Green Economy Bridging Program at Ryerson 

Middle-level Managers with Technical Background Bridging Program at Ryerson 

TOEFL & IELTS – Saturday Series_Nov 10,17 & 24, 2018 

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Services événements et annonces/ Francophone Services and announcements  – New Section ! 

La Maison – poste Intervenante sur Appel – On-Call worker due November 23 2018 – New !

La Maison -poste Intervenante Enfants et Jeunes – Child and Youth worker – Due November 23, 2018 – New ! 

Permis d’exercice des professions réglementées en Ontario – Atelier d’initiation pour les fournisseurs de services d’emploi et d’établissement_13 décembre 2018 

Permis d’exercice des professions réglementées en Ontario – Atelier d’initiation pour les fournisseurs de services d’emploi et d’établissement_29 novembre 2018 

Sales and Service en Francais_ Online Bridging Program for bilingual professionals (French)

Travailleur Social Bilingue – Société Alzheimer de la région Durham_sans date limite 

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Services for Refugee Claimants 

Did you know… ? Facts about refugees and refugee claimants in Canada 

Refugee/Asylum Claimant Arrivals to Toronto Update_Aug 2018 

What kind of support do government-assisted refugees get? 

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Settlement and Integration and Refugee Supports 

Events/ Programs

Homework Club_Sep 20 – Dec 13, 2018 @ McCowan & Finch 


Workshops and Training 

Bank and Finance – Webinar_Nov 28, 2018 – New !

Friendship and Socializing_Nov 21, 2018 

Newcomer Orientation and Information Session_Nov 26, 2018 

Retirement Planning_Nov 21, 2018 

Understanding Wrongful Dismissal_Nov 24, 2018 

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Training/ Workshops/ Events for Service Providers & Stakeholders

A free workshop on legalization of cannabis, refugee determination, social assistance and more – A Free Workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers_Nov 23, 2018 

Introductory Workshop for Employment and Settlement Service Providers – Licensing in Ontario’s Regulated Professions_Nov 29, 2018 

Introductory Workshop for Employment and Settlement Service Providers – Licensing in Ontario’s Regulated Professions_Dec 13, 2018 

Professional Education and Training Program (PET) – is still accepting applications for the In-House Group Training for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year – Apply Online – New !  For more details, contact Beverly Lawrence-Dennis, PET Project Coordinator at: blawrence@ocasi.org or 416-322-4950 x238

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Online Training / Webinar/ Recorded Webinars

Findhelp – Settlement Information Referral Online Training Course Nov 05 to Dec 02, 2018 

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Youth Programs and Services 

Starbucks Barista Training for Newcomer Youth ages of 16 – 29 

Stress and Worry – Helping Youth Cope_Nov 23, 2018 

YPT Presents Drama Classes in Scarborough – Free Trial Drama Classes for Grades 7 – 8_ Nov 24, 2018 – New !


Agency Program Calendars

Centennial College Community Employment Services Workshop Calendar_November 2018

East Metro Youth Services – Newcomer Youth Program Calender_November 2018

Malvern Employment & Social Services – Employment Centre Calendar_November 2018

Scarborough Finch Ave – Employment & Immigrant Services YMCA Workshop Calendar_November 2018

The Mid-Scarborough Hub Workshops Calendar_November 2018 

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