Celebrate Library Settlement Partnerships Week at the Library with Dance from Around the World

October 6, 2016 | Media Relations

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Caption: Citizenship Judge Wojciech Sniegowski spoke to community members about the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship at Agincourt Branch during LSP Week 2015.

Toronto Public Library and seven local settlement agencies celebrate the eighth anniversary of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) from October 11th to October 22nd, coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 10th – 16th) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 16th – 22nd).

This year’s LSP Week theme is “Dance from Around the World”, which celebrates newcomers’ contribution to the Canadian dance scene. Celebrations will include Citizenship Judges’ visits and a variety of multicultural dance performances at LSP branch locations. Some of the events will take place at the following Toronto Public Library branches:

Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, LSP enables settlement agencies to work within Toronto Public Library to provide information, referrals, and group activities for newcomers. All participating branches serve communities with high immigrant populations. In 2015, Toronto Public Library’s LSP program served more than 26,000 Newcomers.

The LSP Program started in Toronto Public Library and then expanded across the province. Toronto Public Library is the largest participating library system with LSP programs and services offered at 13 branches. Participating Settlement agencies include:

  • Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS)
  • Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)
  • CultureLink
  • Kababayan Community Service Centre Inc.
  • Rexdale Women’s Centre
  • Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO)
  • YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (YMCA-NIC)

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