This Canada Day let’s take a pause; rather, a walk. A walk to reflect and re-assess, all that has gone into making the country we call “Canada”. Join us for the “Every Child Matters Walk” to honour and support former students of Residential School, and 1000’s of children who perished while attending Kamloops-Brandon-Cowessess.This Canada Day let’s not move forward with division and anger in our hearts, but with reconciliation, understanding, and unity.
When: July-1st, 2021
Assembly Point: Toronto Council Fire (439 Dundas St. E at Parliament)
Are your programs and services located on one site?
Most of our programs are available at our 116 Industry Street location, including all of our employment services and achild carecentre. Our youth programs are housed nearby, at 1267 Weston Road. The remaining 17child care centres and 15 before and after school programs are located across the former city of York and in north Etobicoke.
Can I register any time?
Yes. For most of our programs, registration is ongoing. But some programs do not run during certain times of the year. Call 416 769-0830 to confirm our program schedule.
Are your programs free of charge, or is there a tuition fee?
It varies. Some programs are available to newcomers for free. Tuitions apply, but we can help you find government support and you may be eligible to access our Community Skills Development Fund, an in-house loan program.Many of our employment support services, immigrant settlement programsand small business events are free of charge. Call 416 769-0830 for more information.
Can you help me find a job?
Yes. We have employment counsellors and job developers who can assist you through the job search process. We also maintain and update a Web site of job listings at www.lefjobs.com. Job postings are available at LEF’s Industry Street location and a free resource centre is available to aid in the job search with access to computers and copying facilities.
OHIP and SIN card application
Workshops and Events
Online Workshops and Information Sessions – We run a variety of online workshops on different topics related to the needs of newcomers. Workshops we have run include settlement matters such as Introduction to Canada, immigration, Childcare, Elementary and Secondary Education, community resources and programs, the Canadian income tax system, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, Professional accreditation, rights and responsibilities and housing information and other topics relevant to newcomers in Ontario.
One-on-One Settlement Information
One-on-One Settlement Information and Supports – Everyday we provide one-on-one supports and counseling to newcomers on a variety of issues and topics. These supports including information around documentation and status, support with sponsorship of family members, education, employment and housing, translation services, and escorting to community services. Our settlement staff are all qualified to support all of the needs of newcomers and ease their transition into the community. For those services which are not available at LEF, we can refer to large network of community partners.
Know Your Rights
Everyday we provide one-on-one supports and counseling to newcomers on a variety of issues and topics.
International Doctors Network (IDN) – The IDN was created to formalize the work of International Medical Graduate’s self-study group, and to provide more specialized support to its members.
As tax season approaches, we offer supports for newcomers filing their taxes. This involves workshops and supports, as well as a clinic providing more individual supports.
LEF operates a vibrant community and youth hub at 1267 Weston Road, it is a space for youth to grow, build positive social support networks, and develop a strong connection to their community.
In addition to our regular settlement services, we also offer supports that are specifically for youth.
School & Community
Get information about Canadian Schools
Team Member Name