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, French, Ukrainian.
 

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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.
 

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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 week in Milton, Burlington or Oakville to socialize, learn new skills, explore hobbies, make new friends, improve your mood and well being.
 

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Computer Literacy Program

Do you need to improve your computer literacy skills? Meet with us in our Burlington or Milton offices to learn and practice new computer literacy skills.
 

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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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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 Thursday out of our Milton office from January 22 to February 1, 2024. 

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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