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This message is to advise that our office is now open and offering limited services. For the safety of our staff and clients, we would like to share our COVID-19 protocols, as outlined by Toronto Public Health.

  1. We will continue to offer virtual activities for newcomer students until further notice.
  2. Prior to entering a school, staff must complete the COVID-19 assessment using the TDSB Health App and provide a confirmation.
  3. When in a school, all staff will wear a face mask or covering, sanitize hands and adhere to physical distancing requirements.

Please email or call 416-393-0288 to book an appointment or if you have any questions. A staff member will respond as soon as possible.

More information related to COVID-19 can be found at:

TDSB Newcomer Services - Welcoming Communities

TDSB Welcoming Communities (Newcomer Services) is a structured mentorship program for new Canadian students in TDSB elementary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools.

Working alongside our program staff, and a peer helper, newcomer students participate in a variety of group activities designed to help ease some of the transitional challenges faced when settling into Canadian culture.

Activities may include: homework clubs, English conversation circles, sports and recreational activities, table tennis lessons, a reading buddy program, steel pan drums lessons, field trips and a culturally-based culinary program.

Welcoming Communities flyer

Program Evaluation Report


Tel: 416-393-0288








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