Join us in Celebrating 10 Years of Library Settlement Partnerships

October 5, 2018 | Stacey

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2016 LSPFor over a decade, Toronto Public Library has served newcomers through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP), partnering with local settlement agencies and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This October, we invite you to join us in celebrating LSP Week’s 10th anniversary with a variety of activities at locations across the city.

The annual LSP Week celebration coincides with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 8 to 14, 2018) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 14 to 20, 2018). Last year’s LSP Week brought over 1,100 people together at 12 events across the city. Each year, the events are centered around a common theme. Last year’s theme was Celebration 150+, and previous years have focused on dance, music, and food. This year’s theme, "LSP: 10th anniversary," celebrates the longstanding successful partnership.

LSP 10th anniversary adHere are a few of the events taking place at Toronto Public Library branches:

Dance performance at LSP Week in 2017

With 11 events offering a variety of activities—a citizenship ceremony, cultural dance performances, film screenings, citizenship judges and other guest speakers, and much more—LSP Week 2018 promises to be memorable, and we look forward to celebrating with all of you!

Singing the national anthem at LSP Week in 2017

LSP makes settlement services available to newcomers by offering both one-on-one information referrals and programs at Toronto Public Library branches across the city. In 2017, over 23,300 newcomers accessed LSP, and over 950 programs were delivered.

There are currently 14 LSP branches:

Agincourt                                        Lillian H. Smith

Albion                                              Mimico Centennial   

Bridlewood                                     Parkdale

Centennial                                      Parliament Street   

Eatonville                                       Richview   

Fairview                                          Thorncliffe   

Flemingdon Park                          Toronto Reference Library             


Toronto Public Library partners with seven local settlement agencies for LSP:

CCSCatholic Crosscultural Services

CICS logo_new_english20130619Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CultureLinkCultureLink Settlement and Community Services

2015KMClogoKababayan Multicultural Centre


2015 Rexdale Women's Centre logoRexdale Women's Centre


TNO-Logo-SmallTNO—The Neighbourhood Organization

YMCAYMCA Newcomer Information Centre


Be sure to check our Settling in Toronto page to find more information about LSP and visit our New to Canada blog to learn about library resources for newcomers to Canada.


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