TPL Celebrates Toronto Newcomer Day: May 25, 2022

April 25, 2022 | Stacey

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On May 25, all are invited to join in celebrating Toronto’s diverse communities at the eighth annual Toronto Newcomer Day. This event held every May welcomes newcomers to Toronto and celebrates their many contributions to the city. This year’s event includes an information fair, interactive activities, food fair, HistoricTO Neighbourhood...

Newcomer Services and Online Resources at Toronto Public Library

January 31, 2022 | Stacey

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) offers a broad range of programs and services for newcomers. For example, Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) is a partnership between TPL and 7 local settlement agencies, and is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. LSP Workers assist newcomers with one-on-one settlement service and offer relevant...

Truth and Reconciliation: A Guide for Newcomers

January 10, 2022 | Elsa

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History of Truth and Reconciliation The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) began in 2007, as a part of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. Indian Residential Schools, which were only for Indigenous children, opened as early as 1831 in Canada, and closed as late as 1996. The federal...

We Belong! Celebrating Library Settlement Partnerships: October 21, 2021

October 1, 2021 | Stacey

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This October, Toronto Public Library (TPL) and agency partners celebrate 14 years of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP). LSP expands TPL’s newcomer services by offering settlement support with multilingual workers at some library locations, in partnership with 7 local settlement agencies. LSP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Throughout...

In-Person Settlement Services Returns to Toronto Public Library

July 19, 2021 | Stacey

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As Toronto Public Library (TPL) expands in-person services to support Torontonians in Step Three of the Province’s Three Step Roadmap, Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) is gradually bringing back in-person one-on-one appointments at some library branches to assist newcomers on their settlement journey. LSP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship...

Learn About Settlement Support and Toronto Newcomer Day: May 25, 2021

May 3, 2021 | Stacey

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As Toronto Public Library expands online services to support Torontonians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) continues to assist newcomers with their settlement needs. For over 14 years, TPL has partnered with local settlement agencies for LSP, with the goal of helping newcomers settle over the...

Asian Heritage Month 2021: Historic Asian Canadians

April 30, 2021 | Nerissa

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In 2001, a motion was proposed by former Canadian Senator Vivienne Poy to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. In 2002, May was officially designated as the month to recognize, celebrate and honour the countless contributions by Canadians with Asian heritage from over 30 countries. Through perseverance and hope, these...

Black History Month 2021: Historic Black Canadians

February 22, 2021 | Nerissa

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Every year in February, we celebrate Black History Month in Canada. Black History Month was designed to: Highlight Black achievements Provide awareness of the African Diaspora Gain an understanding of the trailblazers who may have struggled to pave a better way for the future Honor historic members of the Black...

Toronto Public Library Serves Newcomers this Winter

January 13, 2021 | Stacey

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Toronto Public Library continues to adapt library services to meet the needs of newcomers and all Torontonians during the pandemic. For newcomers, Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) continues to offer multilingual services online and over the phone. Through LSP, Toronto Public Library and seven local settlement agencies have been working together...

How Christmas is Celebrated in Canada

December 18, 2020 | Nerissa

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"Deck the Hall with boughs of Holly, Fa La La La La La La La La 'Tis the season to be Jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la la..." All across our country, many families are preparing for Christmas on December 25. You might notice some stores...