COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Free programs for newcomers

Community Connections | Programs

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

Current and Upcoming Programs 


Newcomer Conversation Circles

Make friends and get to know your community, improve your English and learn more about day-to-day life in Canada. Program is held in English In Burlington and Oakville Public Libraries from April 8 to June 10, 2024.
 

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Newcomer Conversation Circles for Seniors

Make friends and get to know your community, improve your English and learn more about day-to-day life in Canada. Program is held in English for senior newcomers. We will be meeting on Zoom every Thursday starting April 11 to June 13, 2024.
 

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Ukrainian Connection

Connect with other Ukrainians in Canada and get to know your community. Learn more about day-to-day life in Canada and other community programs available to you. Program is held in Ukrainian and English
 

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Social Club for Newcomers

Join us once a month in Milton and Burlington to socialize, learn new skills, explore hobbies, make new friends, improve your mood and well being. Program runs from April to June 2024.
 

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Computer Literacy Program

Do you need to improve your computer literacy skills? Meet with us in our Oakville, Burlington or Milton offices to learn and practice new computer literacy skills. Program runs April 5 to June 14, 2024.
 

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Sewing Machine Program

Acquire new skills in sewing, alterations and sewing equipment maintenance. Learn how to manage and grow a small business. Program runs Monday to Friday out of our Burlington office from June 17 to June 28, 2024. 

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Newcomer Support Coach

Our Newcomer Support Coach Program offers free assistance to newcomers to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.
 

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Need more information?

For more information about Community Connections free programs for newcomers please call us at: 905-333-3499 x 208 or 1-888-315-5521  or email hind.kassem@centreforskills.ca