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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

Newcomers Fellowship

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., 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.

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.

Employment Café

Friday, November 24 • 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

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

Persian Fellowship

Monday, November 6 • 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

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.