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July 2011

Help for health professionals to get licensed in Ontario

July 27, 2011 | Janice | Comments (1)

It's a complicated process to become qualified and then licensed to practice in the more than 20 regulated health professions in Ontario. Internationally trained health professionals can get help from the Health Force Ontario Access Centre.  The HFO Access Centre can provide information, advice and support as you follow the path to professional practice in Ontario.  You must register with the Centre to begin making use of the services.    What are the regulated professions ?  Some of them are:  dentists; nurses; opticians; physiotherapists; chiropractors; pharmacists.


English Can Be Fun: A Free Summer Program for Newcomer Children

July 4, 2011 | Debby | Comments (5)

It's not too late to sign up! 

The program begins today and runs until July 29th, but there are still spots available!

English Can Be Fun! is free program for newcomer children aged 7-10. It is a program to help children get ready for school in September by learning English through games and activities as well as becoming familiar with using the library.

Classes are held three times a week for 1.5 hours each session at 20 different library branches, listed below. Please inquire at the various locations for more information.

English Can Be Fun Locations

Download and print the English Can Be Fun! application form (PDF) 

Don't forget about all our other great books and services for children:

ESL materials for Children in our library catalogue
Hear-a-Story online for children to practice listening skills in English, French, Mandarin, Italian, Polish, and Urdu
Read-along Tumblebooks are great to help Children learn English as they follow along the stories

Dial-a-Story (416-395-5400) is available 24 hours a day and is for children who want to hear stories over the phone. There are stories in English, French, Cantonese, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Tamil, and Urdu.

English Can Be Fun! Branch Locations 

Welcome! This blog is written by librarians and provides information and resources available from the library and around Toronto to new residents of Canada. For more information see the Library's Help for Newcomers website