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Welcoming Communities


Due to lockdown measures put in place for Toronto & Peel region, Welcoming Communities will be providing remote/virtual services only for the upcoming 28 day period.

We're still here to help. For any questions, please email or call 416-393-0288. A staff member will respond as soon as possible.

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.

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Program Evaluation Report


Tel: 416-393-0288








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