Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto at Toronto Public Libraries
What is SEPT?
Toronto Public Library has partnered with these community agencies to allow settlement workers, who are based in schools from September to June to offer services to newcomers in selected library branches starting on July 3rd!
What does SEPT do?
SEPT assists and connects new Canadians to services in the community and to all of our library services.
The SEPT workers are available to help those who need advice and guidance in Toronto and Canada. Information about:
- Citizenship and Immigration
- Education and Employment
- Health and OHIP
- Legal services
- Financial issues
- English Classes
- And much more!
[Photo Credit: Toronto District School Board]
How do I connect with them?
During the summer, there are SEPT workers located in 17 Toronto Public Library branches all across the system. These branches include:
Barbara Frum, Black Creek, Burrows Hall, Cedarbrae, Deer Park, Don Mills, Downsview, Fairview, Goldhawk Park, Humber Summit, Malvern, Maria A. Shchuka, North York Central, Pape/Danforth, St. James Town, Weston, Woodside Square.
If you are a newcomer looking for more information or help, please visit one of the SEPT branches to find out more!
* No registration required.
* SEPT service will be available during library service hours.
English Can Be Fun - A summer program for newcomer children ages 7-10 to help get ready for school in September. Classes are held three times a week for 1.5 hours a session at 11 different branches in Toronto.
Summer Leading to Reading - A free program for children in Grades 2-6 who are reading below their grade level and need help with their homework.
Summer Reading Club - Children are encouraged to sign up at your local library to pick up your free poster and activity book and start collecting stickers! The club has all kinds of activities, programs, games, prizes and, of course, lots of reading ideas!