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Newcomers Network

We are happy to provide information and resources to help you settle in.


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.

Building Connections

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

Language Café

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 1:00 – 4:00 PM • W202
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.

French Language Café

Mondays, April 4 – June 6 • 2:00 – 4:00 PM • W204

Are you interested in learning the French language? Join us for a free ten-week French language course! Seats are limited so please register in advance by emailing us.

Immigration and Settlement Services

Tuesdays • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Café
If you are a newcomer in need of expert advice on immigration and settlement matters, the Newcomers Network provides settlement services every Tuesday. To book an appointment, please call  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 • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Cafe
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 book an appointment by calling
416.222.3341 x 175.

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.