Celebrate 10 Years of Library Settlement Partnerships at Toronto Public Library

October 2, 2018 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library and seven local settlement agencies celebrate the tenth anniversary of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) from October 9 to 20, 2018 coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 8 to 14) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 14 to 20).


Library Settlement Services

This year’s LSP Week theme honours the decade-long partnership. A variety of events in many branch locations will take place, including:

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 2017, Toronto Public Library’s LSP program served more than 23,300 newcomers.

The LSP Program started in Toronto Public Library and expanded across the province. Toronto Public Library is the largest participating library system with LSP programs and services offered at 14 branches. Participating settlement agencies include:

  • Catholic Crosscultural Services
  • Centre for Immigrant and Community Services
  • CultureLink Settlement and Community Services
  • Kababayan Multicultural Centre
  • Rexdale Women’s Centre
  • TNO—The Neighbourhood Organization
  • YMCA Newcomer Information Centre


About Toronto Public Library

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