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
Welcoming Communities flyer
Program Evaluation Report
If you are a newcomer student, parent or guardian, community partner, or TDSB staff interested in learning more
about our program, please