Allan Gardens Walk: Pride History

Join us for an informative walk where we teach you about how Allan Gardens is a part of PRIDE history. All are welcome!

Date: June 8, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Place: Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Avenue

Hosted by the CH Best & Village Bloggurls
Meet us at the entrance of Allan Gardens at 2:30pm sharp!
Contact Jean at 416-783-5300 ext. 5241 for more information.

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Robotics Workshop

Hosted by the CH Best & Village Bloggurls; funded by Actua

Date: May 31, 2018 / Digital Literacy Day
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: ANC Lotherton (109 Lotherton Pathway)

FREE! Open to youth aged 9-19.
Only 20 spots available.
To secure a spot, call Jean at 416-783-5300 ext. 5241

Refreshments will be provided.

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VOICE Summer Program

July 10 - August 17
10:30AM - 3:30pm
Weekly // Tuesday - Friday

John Polanyi Collegiate Institute
640 Lawrence Ave. W. 
(By Lawrence West Station)

  • For youth aged 14-19
  • Must be a Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Volunteer hours provided upon successful completion of program
  • Limited TTC assistance available
  • Light refreshments

Register online 

For more information, contact Amy:

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2018 Annual General Meeting

Join us at our Annual General Meeting - and enjoy a fun evening with food, entertainment and great company!

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 7PM-9PM (Registration at 6:30PM)
Location: The Learning Enrichment Foundation at 116 Industry Street

Eventbrite - NYCH 2018 Annual General Meeting

This is an opportunity to meet residents, staff members and community leaders, and learn more about our organization. NYCH's Board of Directors will be sharing updates about our accomplishments and our plans for the coming year - and you will be playing an important role in the decisions that drive our work. Be a part of our community!

*Childcare available*
Transportation available (Details TBD)

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Computer Program for Seniors (55+)

Interested in learning computer skills with a youth tutor?

Are you 55 years or older and a caregiver?
(caring for a family member or friend informally)

TTC tokens/tickets with proof of payment!

Mondays from May 28 - August 13, 2018
Don Mills Library (888 Lawrence Ave. East)
4pm - 5:30pm

To register, contact Shova:

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Free Yoga Classes for Senior Caregivers 55+

Are you 55 years or older and caring for family or friend? Join us and improve your posture, manage stress, stay healthy!

Thursdays from May 17 - July 19
2pm -3pm

10 Gateway Boulevard, #R150H
(Basement beside Food Bank)

To register, contact: Roya Azizi at 416-637-2278

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Cook & Talk (Bathurst-Finch Hub)

Are you new to Canada and want to practice your English conversation skills?

  • Learn about healthy food and cooking
  • Socialize and eat with your neighbours
  • Talk, Talk, Talk!

Must be Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee to register.

May 3 - June 21
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Bathurst-Finch Hub
540 Finch Ave. W.

For more information, contact Maria: 

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Career Competencies in Canada (Group Discussion & Coaching)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
4:30 - 7:00pm
Bathurst-Finch Hub
540 Finch Ave. W. 

The qualifications you need to succeed in your employment in the healthcare, non-profit and government sectors.

Presented by: Professor Peivand Pirouzi, PhD, MBA (Academic Program Coordinator, Seneca College); with the participation of mentors from relevant industries.

To register, please contact Alin Moayedi:
(647) 204 – 9070

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Walking Conversation Circle (Design Exchange)

Visit the Design Exchange (Canada’s Design Museum) and the TD Gallery of Inuit Art!

  • Learn more about Toronto and Canadian culture
  • Network with other newcomers and volunteers
  • Practice your English and improve your fluency 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Meet at 1pm at Finch Station (inside Tim Hortons)

For more information, please contact Maria:

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Once Upon a Refugee

In recognizing April as Refugee Rights Month, North York Community House (NYCH) invites you to Once Upon a Refugee: Sharing the Stories of Refugees to Canada

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 8pm
Location: Toronto City Hall - 100 Queen Street West (Committee Room 1)

The event will include:
•    A screening of Digital Stories by refugees
•    Musical performances
•    Speakers
•    Art works by refugee youth

Employment Networking Event

A networking event for newcomer professionals to meet other professionals, share contacts and integrate into Canadian society.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
4pm - 7pm

U of T Multi-Faith Centre
569 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
2nd floor

Guest Speakers

David Mousavi
General Counsel, Toronto Real Estate Board; Board Member, Geneva Centre for Autism; President, Family Day Care Services; Chair, Lumacare Services

Sarah Howe
President of the Board of Directors at Blue Wave Childcare Centre; Director, Innovation York at York University

Peivand Pirouzi
Academic Program Coordinator, Emergency Communication Services, Seneca College; Executive Consultant and Corporate Trainer in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Cannabis Industries

National Canadian Film Day Screening

We're hosting a FREE screening for National Canadian Film Day! Celebrate Canadian film-making by joining us to watch Meditation Park! Watch the trailer:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6pm – 8pm
540 Finch Ave. W.
Toronto, ON M2R 1N6

This program is for newcomers who have Permanent Resident (PR) or Convention Refugee status! For more information, call Maria at 416-419-4037.

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Mastering Customer Service & the Canadian Workplace

A support group to help newcomers with the following topics:

  • Customer Service Skills        
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing    
  • Workplace Rights    
  • Networking and Job Search Effectiveness
  • Workplace Communication Skills

Group 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 17 - May 3

Group 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 15 - May 31


Bathurst & Finch Hub
540 Finch Ave. W.

**Must be Permanent Resident (PR) or Convention Refugee.**
**Program certificate provided upon completion.**

Please contact for registration: 
Gulcin Topyurek, Employment Program Worker
Phone: 416-543-8682

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Bilingual & Government Careers (Group Mentorship)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:30pm - 7pm
540 Finch Ave. W.
Sessions will be conducted in both English and French. Must be a Permanent Resident or a Protected Refugee.

Mercredi 14 mars  
16h30 - 19 heures (4:30 – 7 PM)    
540, avenue Finch Ouest
Doit être un résident permanent ou un réfugié protégé.
Les séances se dérouleront en français et en anglais.

Mentors and Guest Speakers*
Mentors et conférenciers invites*

  • Professor Peivand Pirouzi, Seneca College (Lead Mentor)
  • Katie Aquilla, Clinic Manager, Aquilla OT Services
  • Jérémy Coulier, Bilingual HR Coordinator, Chez Match Marketing Group

*with the participation of some government employees
*avec la participation de certains employés du gouvernement

To register, please contact Alin Moayedi:
(647) 204 – 9070

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Health & Wellness Workshop Series

Join us and discover practical health & wellness tips and information from health professionals and practitioners.

Monday March 5: Healthy Eating
Monday March 12: Diabetes
Monday March 19: Community Resources
Monday March 26: Cancer Prevention

Every Monday for 4 weeks
York Woods Public Library
1785 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON  M3N 1M6

For more information, contact:
Oriana 416-898-2232
Danilla 416-206-3307 

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March Break Drop-In Basketball

Drop-In Basketball

Where: James Cardinal McGuigan CSS
1440 Finch Ave. West
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
When: Monday, March 12 - Friday, March, 16

Please bring proper gym attire
*Priority will be given to Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees


For more information, please contact Maria:

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