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We offer assistance in navigating legal procedures and provide information and resources regarding Canadian culture, jobs, immigration, housing and access to medical care. We also provide referrals to other agencies, where appropriate.
Various workshops are offered throughout the year, depending on the needs and concerns of our clients. Topics for workshops in the past have included: eligibility and access to social assistance, how to complete income tax returns, Family Class (FC) sponsorship, resume-writing, job-seeking strategies and various government services available. Certain workshops are geared towards the needs of elderly people.
An English as a Second Language (ESL) class is regularly offered at the Scarborough location.*
Basic computer and software training workshops are periodically offered at the Scarborough location,* depending on client interest.
Participants meet at the Markham location** to cook together, learn new skills, learn about nutrition and share a meal together. The cooking/baking class fosters friendship and a sense of community.
Day trips are periodically planned to various landmarks or cultural centres in the greater Toronto area and beyond. Outings are also made with partnering agencies or with other immigrant groups. Participants get to visit Canadian landmarks and learn municipal, Provincial and/or Canadian histories. Outings help newcomers build a sense of connection with Canada and other people who have made Canada their home.
The Children’s Summer Camp, offered at the Scarborough location*, includes games, singing songs, educational activities and times for discussion.
Various celebratory events are organized for program participants during the Christmas and Easter seasons and for the Chinese New Year. These are times of sharing, eating together and celebration.
* Scarborough location: Logos Baptist Church at 241 Alexmuir Road, Scarborough
** Markham location: Zion Christian Missionary Alliance Church at 2830 Highway 7 (between Highway 404 and Woodbine), Markham