Celebrate Canada's 150th – Join Us for Library Settlement Partnerships Week!

October 3, 2017 | Elle

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Traditional Dancing

Library Settlement Partnership Week 2016 at Lillian H. Smith Branch

LSP LogoToronto Public Library and eight local settlement agencies celebrate the ninth anniversary of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) from October 10-21, coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 9-15) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 15-21).

This year’s theme is Celebration 150, celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. We will feature programs and activities that combine Canada’s 150th, multiculturalism, and what newcomers love about Canada and Toronto. Celebrations will include visits by Citizenship Judges and a variety of events at LSP branch locations. Here is a taste of what some branches will be doing to celebrate:

With cultural dances, film screenings, speakers, storytelling, musical  performances, author visits and more, this year’s LSP celebrations promise to be exciting! We look forward to seeing you there!

Library Settlement Partnership Week 2016 at Toronto Reference Library

LSP Week 2016 at Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library currently has 16 LSP branches, Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), where settlement workers offer direct settlement-related help and programs to assist newcomers as they transition in Toronto:







Flemingdon Park

Lillian H. Smith


Mimico Centennial


Parliament Street



Toronto Reference Library

York Woods



Toronto Public Library partners with eight local Settlement Agencies:

Catholic Crosscultural Services

Centre for Immigrant & Community Services

CultureLink Settlement & Community Services

Kababayan Multicultural Centre

North York Community House

Rexdale Women's Centre

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

YMCA Newcomer Information Centre

Toronto Public Library has books, movies, music and digital content in more than 40 different languages. There are study guides for standardized tests (TOEFL, TOEIC), and ESL classes, as well as online tools for English learning and IELTS practice – and more. For more information about these resources and the LSP program, visit the New to Canada and Settling in Toronto pages on the Toronto Public Library.

What does citizenship #MyCitizenship mean to you and how are you celebrating Canada's 150th #Canada150?