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Below you will find some common questions we have received in the program. If you have the same question, please click on it to find a link to a Toronto based resource. Topics include: Settlement, Community, Health and Education/School Readiness.

Settlement

This area includes resources for newcomers to help them settle into their new lives in Canada.

Where can I find English language classes?

Where can I find other ESL classes?

Where can I find a job search workshop?

Where can go to find other help with employment?

Where can I find help with immigration and sponsorship?

Where can I find settlement agencies in Toronto?

I can’t afford to hire a lawyer and I need legal council, where do I go?

What government benefits are available to me if I have children?

Where can I find Best Start resources for newcomers with young children?

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has launched  resources for housing services and immigrants in several languages. The ‘Welcome to Canada’ pamphlet is a one-stop tool outlining products, resources and tools available to newcomers to Canada, particularly the services offered at the Newcomers micro site. Here are samples of some of the available languages:
EnglishFrenchChineseSpanish

Where can I find services for people who are lacking secure immigration status? English, Chinese, Spanish, Tamil

 

Community

This area includes community resources located in Toronto available to for everyone to use.

Where can I find parks in my community?

Where can I find public pools in my community?

Where can I find community centres in my area?

Where is the closest public library to me?

Where can I find community gardens in my area?

Where can I find farmer’s markets in my area?

Where is the closest Ontario Early Years Centre to me?

Health

This area includes community health resources for families living in Toronto and information about raising healthy children.

How do I find a family doctor?

How can I find doctors that are accepting new patients close to me?

Where can I get free dental services for my children?

Where can I find low cost dental care for adults?

Where else can I find low cost dental care for adults?

Where is the closest community health centre to me?

How is my child developing?

How do I know if my child is developmentally delayed?

How do I raise a healthy toddler?

How do I raise a healthy preschooler?

Education / School Readiness

This area includes information for families with children going to school in Toronto.

What is my role in my child’s education?

How can I learn more about public schools in Toronto?

When will my child’s school get full day Kindergarten?

How can I learn more about catholic schools in Toronto?

Where can I find multilingual parent resource sheets on the importance of play, reading to your child, songs, stories and routines?

What activities can I do at home to help my children prepare for school?

How can I access government grants for my child’s future post secondary education?