Groups & Growth
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:
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.
We can help you connect to practical resources you need to establish your new life here.
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
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.
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 3 & 17 • 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
Newcomers 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 Services and Career Support
WEDNESDAYS • 9:30 AM – 12:30 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 contact us to book an appointment.416.222.3341 x 100
WEDNESDAY, April 25 • 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.
Newcomers Persian Fellowship
MONDAY, May 7 • 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 contact us to RSVP in advance.
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.
Join us for our fellowships and gatherings:
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.
ISM Sunday Reflections
EVERY SUNDAY • 1:00 – 3:00 PM • ANNEX
Join us as we explain the sermon from the main service and discuss how it applies to ESL students. Lunch will be provided.
ESL Conversational Gathering
EVERY SUNDAY • 3:30 – 5:30PM • ANNEX
Improve your English speaking skills, vocabulary and grammar through our conversational gatherings. Students will also practice writing sentences in English with other classmates.
ISM Friday Fellowship
EVERY FRIDAY • 7:30 – 9:30 PM • ANNEX
Come and enjoy an evening of worship, devotionals, movies, fellowship, exciting activities and much more!
ISM Thursday Evening ESL
THURSDAYS, MAY 10 – JUNE 28 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM • WEST WING (3RD FLOOR)
Please contact us for more information or to register.
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.
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.