Groups & Growth

Newcomers Network

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

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:

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.

Newcomers Network Resources and Gatherings

Newcomers Fellowship

SUNDAYS • 1:00 – 3:00 PM • 320 MAPLEHURST AVENUE

All newcomers to Canada are invited 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.

Language Café

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.

Settlement Services

THURSDAY, August 2 & 16 • 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM • THE PEOPLES CHURCH

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

Legal Information Clinic

MONDAYS • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM • THE PEOPLES CHURCH

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 contact us. 416.222.3341 x 100

Employment Café

WEDNESDAY, August 29 • 6:00 – 9:00 PM • W202

The Employment Café 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 contact us.

International Student Ministry

Our International Student Ministry exists to welcome sojourners with the love of the Lord, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to develop and equip disciples from all nations, for all nations. If you have any questions please contact us.

ISM Sunday Fellowship

EVERY SUNDAY • 1:00 – 3:30 PM • ANNEX

Join us for worship and an informative, life-building Bible study! This is a great opportunity to connect with other international friends each Sunday. A variety of discussion topics are presented each week with ESL learners in mind. Visit us and be sure to pick up our flyer. Lunch will be provided.

Newcomers to The Peoples Church

If you are new to the church, we look forward to meeting you! Click here for a helpful introduction to what you will find here at Peoples.

Cultural Groups

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. Click here to learn more.