Free programs and events for newcomers settling in Canada

Community Connections

Are you new to Canada and Halton?
We offer free programs and events that can help newcomers settle in Canada.

Eligibility: CUAET, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees
Community Connections programs and events are free and designed to help you:

  • Learn about life in Canada
  • Meet new friends and newcomers alike
  • Engage with your community
  • Build social connections
  • Learn about other programs and events available in your community
  • Improve your English conversation skills in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Build your speaking confidence
  • Learn new skills for work or personal growth

Newcomer Conversation Circle

Newcomer Conversation Circles are now running in person at Oakville and Burlington Public Libraries.

October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022
TUESDAYS,  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 
Burlington Public Library, Tansley Woods branch

October 3, 2022 to December 12, 2022
MONDAYS,  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oakville Public Library, Glen Abbey branch

October 13, 2022 to December 8, 2022
THURSDAYS, by-weekly, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oakville Public Library, Iroquois Ridge branch



Ukrainian Newcomer Conversation Circle for Ukrainian or English speaking newcomers:

June 9, 2022 and ongoing
THURSDAYS,  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
On-line via Zoom


Senior Newcomer Conversation Circle

October 6, 2022 to December 8, 2022
THURSDAYS,  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
On-line via Zoom


Cercle Conversation des Nouveaux Arrivants Fiche d'Inscription

4 Octobre 2022 - 6 D├ęcembre 2022
MARDI DE  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nous nous reunirons sur le Zoom


Digital Skills Empowerment for Women Newcomers



This free program is for women looking to build or grow their business ideas, or to improve their own set of digital skills for career growth. Through 30+ hours of training on digital tools used to successfully start, manage projects or operate a business venture, you will develop foundational digital skills, and be part of a local community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Program is delivered online by Canada Learning Code. 

You will learn:
  • Google Apps for Your Business
  • Digital Tools to Brand and Market Your Business
  • Creating an Online Presence for your Business
  • Building A Business Network In Your Community
September 20 to October 27, 2022 
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Upcoming Workshops

All our workshops are free. To register for the workshop click on the title.
Eligibility: CUAET, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees

July 28, 11:00 AM - in person (Milton)
Inspirational Art Workshop

August 2, 11:00 AM - in person (Milton)
Crochet Social Activity

August 3, 10:00 AM - online (Zoom)
Virtual Grocery Store Tour

August 29, 6:00PM - online (Zoom)
Citizenship Test and Tips: How to Study for the Citizenship Test 


Need more information?

Burlington, South Service Road location: 905-333-3499 x 264
Burlington, Millcroft location: 289-983-9120
Milton/Georgetown: 289-983-9122
Oakville, Abbeywood location: 289-962-5087
Or email