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BRIDGES FORUM 2019 – Feb 08, 2019 – Registration is Open Now!

January 8th, 2019 by Administrator

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Save the Date – Future of Workforce Integration – Feb 28, 2019

January 2nd, 2019 by Administrator

“Future of Workforce Integration”

An event for employment sector frontline staff, organized by the Toronto West LIP Employment Resource Connections Action Group.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019; 1:00pm – 4.30pm

Venue: 2301 Keele St. (at Lawrence Ave. W.)

Registration details to follow.

Contact Yasmin Haq-Khan at yhaq@socialplanningtoronto.org or 416 231 7746 ext.222

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Scarborough Community Safety Event – Oct 15 – 26, 2018

July 27th, 2018 by Administrator

Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) is pleased to announce that the Scarborough Community Safety Event from October 15 to 26, 2018. This event is led by Toronto Police 42 Division in partnership with TEQ LIP, Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS), YWCA Scarborough, Afghan Women Organization, Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS) and Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities.

Visit the project page to learn more about the Safety Week.


If you are interested in joining this activity, feel free to contact Mani Mahadeva at 416-491-3456 x 331 or mmani@agincourtcommunityservices.com

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BRIDGES Collaboration Forum 2018 – Presentations are published

January 7th, 2018 by Administrator

The 6th annual BRIDGES 2018 Collaboration Forum was held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Centennial College Event Centre.  – Presentation slides and learning materials are published.

Please visit the BRIDGES 2018 project page for presentation slides and learning materials.


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Release of Toronto East Quadrant Newcomer Settlement Strategy 2017-2020

December 8th, 2017 by Administrator

We are pleased to  announce that TEQ LIP’s Newcomer Settlement Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2020 have been approved  

Click here to read the Newcomer Settlement Strategy

Click here to view the Action Plan

The strategy plan outlines four strategic directions for the work of the TEQ LIP over the next three years:

  • Access to Current and Relevant Information
  • Welcoming Community for Newcomers in Scarborough
  • Meaningful Employment and Economic Opportunities
  • Newcomer’s Physical and Emotional Health and Well-being

TEQ LIP has launched four Action Groups that will begin to work on these strategic priority areas. Action Groups will have their first meeting in January 2018.  Please contact us for more information at teqlip@gmail.com.


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TEQ LIP Newcomer Strategy Launch & Celebration

October 6th, 2017 by Administrator

TEQ LIP is pleased to announce and invite service providers and residents of Scarborough to the TEQ LIP Settlement Strategy 2017-2020 launch on November 22, 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm.

We will also celebrate the achievements from 2012 to 2017 have interactive discussions during the day.

Venue: Centennial College Event Centre, Progress Campus


To register: https://teqlip2017launch.Eventbrite.ca

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact Irmi Huftfless at 416 757 7010 x 214 or ihutfless@cathcrosscultural.org





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13th Month and Beyond

May 17th, 2017 by Administrator

The 13th Month and Beyond information and discussion session was another successful event this year. It brought together over 40 service providers, Toronto City services, refugee sponsors and other community groups to discuss current trends and opportunities for working together to ensure the continued settlement success of government assisted and privately sponsored refugees in Scarborough.

This session looked at lessons learned and ongoing challenges for Syrian and other resettled refugee families, discussed how to address needs and use learning to ensure settlement success for government and privately-sponsored refugees who are yet to arrive.

Date: June 08, 2017 from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Venue: McGregor Park Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON M1P 2P5 


For more information, please contact Matthew Klass:  416.757.7010 ext.218 /mklaas@cathocrosscultural.org

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Toronto Newcomer Day 2017

May 4th, 2017 by Administrator

Welcoming and Celebrating New Torontonians

Monday May 15, 2017 | 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | Nathan Phillips Square

@TONewcomer |  #TONewcomerDay

Nathan Phillips Square was filled with activities and entertainment where hundreds of newcomers gathered together to celebrate Toronto Newcomer Day 2017.


Newcomer Marketplace

Monday, May 15, 2015 | 11:30am – 3:30pm | Nathan Phillips Square

TEQ LIP has partnered with City of Toronto in celebrating Toronto Newcomer Day 2017 Newcomer Marketplace event. Support newcomer entrepreneurs by visiting our Newcomer Marketplace on Nathan Phillips Square where talented newcomer artists will display their work for sale.

There were 8 artists had their booth with their art work. This time the exhibition was held at the Nathan Phillips Square where the artists were allowed to sell their creative art works to interested parties.


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Francophone Community Services in Scarborough

April 5th, 2017 by Administrator

TEQ LIP Francophone Committee has created a directory of Francophone Community Services in Scarborough. Please click here to access the document.

This document lists community services that can be accessed in French in Scarborough. Some are Francophone agencies, other have a French-speaking staff position. One side is English, and the Other in French. It can be reference by service providers as well as community members seeking services.

Some agencies are based in Scarborough, others are based downtown and offer itinerant services in Scarborough, and some do not have fixed locations (i.e. sexual health info line). The document can be kept as a reference by front-line workers, at the reception of organizations, and bulleting boards. Print Page 2 and 3 of this PDF for the one-page reference in English and French.

If you know any other services or programs should be added to this list, please contact Matthew Klaas at mklaas@cathcrosscultural.org

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