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Newcomers to The Peoples Church
If you are new to our church, we look forward to meeting you. Meanwhile, here is a helpful introduction to what you will find here at Peoples.
Newcomers to Canada
Welcome. We are blessed by a diversity of nationalities represented in our church, so there is a very good chance you will meet others here who share your cultural heritage.
Our desire is to greet you with three things:
- Compassion: We are here to offer kindness and compassionate support. We understand that leaving your home country and arriving in Canada is an exciting transition—but it can be a difficult one too.
- Connection: We can help you connect to practical resources you need to establish your new life here.
- Community: We would be pleased to introduce you to the opportunity for friendship with other internationals and Canadians who are part of our community.
If you are a Newcomer and would like to learn how to get connected, we’d love to help!
Come visit us at The Peoples Church Café:
374 Sheppard Avenue East • Toronto, Ontario M2N 3B6
Monday – Sunday (except Saturday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays • 1:00 – 3:00 PM • Café and 320 Maplehurst Drive
If you are a newcomer to Canada, we invite you to join us each week for a time of fellowship and learning! Come and learn English as we reflect on the migration journey of God’s people in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and share your experiences. Lunch will be provided. We will meet in the church Café by 1:00 PM and walk to our fellowship venue together. Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca, 416.222.3341 x 111
Newcomers Fellowship Monthly Outings
Our hope is to strengthen connections and friendships among newcomers and church members through our monthly outings. We invite you to join us for a variety of activities including picnics, city tours and trips to various Canadian cultural sites! For more information, please contact us.
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 1:00 – 4:00 PM • W203 & W204
Newcomers who have challenges with the English language or who would like to improve their English language facility are invited to join the Language Café. While practicing and learning English, newcomers will also have an opportunity to learn about Canadian society and culture, as well as other settlement issues such as employment, housing and health. For more information, please contact us. Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca
Friday, September 29 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM • W202
Join us every last Friday of the month for a time of learning and networking. The Employment Cafe allows professional newcomers to learn about job search techniques from those who have been successful in their career placements. If you are interested in attending, please email Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca.
Immigration and Settlement Services
Mondays • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Café
If you would like to speak with a settlement worker about immigration and settlement issues in Canada, please contact us to book an appointment. 416.222.3341 x 100.
Newcomers Legal Information Clinic
Mondays • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
If you have legal issues regarding immigration and settlement in Canada, let our Regulated Immigration Consultants and Paralegals help you. The Newcomers Network offers free consultation on immigration and other legal issues. To book an appointment, please call 416.222.3341 x 175.
Employment Services and Career Support
Wednesdays • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM • Café
Professional newcomers face significant challenges with integrating into Canadian career paths. In partnership with JVS Toronto, we will be providing employment support through resume critiquing, labour market information, and a host of services related to employment.If you require employment support, please contact us to book an appointment. 416.222.3341 x 100
Newcomers Hiring Event
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM • GYM
Come and discover the next steps in your career! Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership will be presenting opportunities for you to achieve your dream job. Employers with available job vacancies will also be present to conduct interviews. For more information or to sign up, please contact us.
Monday, September 11 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM • W204
All newcomers from the Persian community are welcome! Come and enjoy Iranian worship songs, and learn about the Bible in Farsi. This is a great opportunity to make new friendships as we fellowship and share Iranian treats, coffee and tea. Please RSVP in advance by emailing Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca.
Cultural Groups and International Students
Here at Peoples, we have several fellowship groups from different countries and regions of the world. We invite you to attend one of these cultural groups.