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12 August / 2014
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75th Annual Grange Festival

Our annual Grange Festival was held on August 8th with approximately 3,500 community members who strolled through, played games, watched performances, grabbed a hot dog, had their picture taken in the photo booth or took a break and had their face painted. Our presenting sponsor, International Financial Data Services, was at the Festival and provided over 30 volunteers who helped in the Kiddie Corner and Game Zone, prepared popcorn, gave out sno cones to everyone, assisting in almost every activity. They presented US with a $10,000 cheque in…

7 July / 2014
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Come join us for the August Dinner Celebration!

Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:00pm – Reception, 6:00pm – Dinner

Sky Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Top Floor
280 Spadina Ave.
M5T 3A5

$16 per person

Check out the flyer for all the details.

All are welcome to attend!

3 July / 2014
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The Grange Festival is almost here!

Friday August 8th from noon-4pm

Grange Park, 23 Grange Road

Come out with your family and enjoy the fun and festivities at the 2014 Grange Festival. The afternoon will include entertainment, games, prizes, food and magic! Did we mention that it’s free? YUP! It’s a FREE event!

Special thanks to our major sponsor, International Financial Data Services and our supporting sponsor, Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma.

Check out the flyer and pictures from last year. Feel free to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Hope to see you…

16 June / 2014
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Come join us for the July Dinner Celebration!

Thursday, July 3, 2014
5:00pm – Reception, 6:00pm – Dinner

Sky Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Top Floor
280 Spadina Ave.
M5T 3A5

$16 per person

Check out the flyer for all the details.

All are welcome to attend!

14 May / 2014
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2013 Annual General Meeting – You`re Invited!


You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the business of the 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the election of members to the Board of Directors. The 2013 Annual General Meeting of University Settlement will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

We will be electing five members to the Board of Directors for three-year terms at this meeting and we are looking for suitable candidates. We are looking for individuals who will bring not only new ideas…

7 May / 2014
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada have partnered with Heritage Toronto to offer two new programs throughout the summer.

Free Guided Walks in May for Asian Heritage Month

To help promote intercultural understanding during Asian Heritage Month in May 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has partnered with Heritage Toronto to sponsor a series of free educational walking tours to introduce both newcomers and long-time residents to unique neighbourhoods in Toronto. These include: Chinatown, Little India, Korea Town and St. James Town and the Filipino Community.  These tours are an excellent way for students and teachers to learn about…

30 April / 2014
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There are seven workshops available in May from Settlement and Social Services, offering information about topics ranging from hand crafts to citizenship tests to career planning and development.

Practice Job Interview Skills

This workshop offers an opportunity to practice and develop your job interview skills in a constructive, supportive environment.

Who: Programs are open to any newcomers, refugees, and live-in caregivers with a valid work permit.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2014 from 9:00am to Noon.

Where: 6075 Yonge St. 4th floor, North York, ON.

Call 416-218-8990 Ext. 221 to register.

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14 April / 2014
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The University Settlement Immigrant Settlement Adaptation Program (ISAP) is offering a number of workshops this month for anyone looking to develop their career skills or just learn something new.

Acces Employment

This workshop (in Farsi) offers a look at Acces and its services, with a particular focus on the engineering career path. Acces helps job seekers of diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers or difficulty in finding employment. They provide employment services such as networking with the ultimate goal of helping job seekers integrate into the Canadian job market.

Who: Programs are open to any newcomers, refugees, and…

2 April / 2014
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 Grange Park Revitalization Project
Community Open House & Meeting


There was a terrific turnout at the open house on April 22!
For those interested, the information panels from the open house are available on the Grange Park website – www.grangeparktoronto.ca.

The Grange Park Advisory Committee welcomes comments and feedback about the Grange Park design concept. You can provide feedback in the following ways:

  • By email to: information@grangeparktoronto.ca
  • In person, by completing a comment card and…
26 February / 2014
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In the month of February we celebrated  black history all across our Agency. We got our staff and community involved in various activities which helped them discover and learn about the lives of several African-Americans who made extraordinary achievements in their fields. We also held free film screenings which were open to everyone. We hoped to engage our community and help them to learn about the way in which African Americans helped shape history.

We held a children’s drawing contest which allowed kids to express what each of the figures shown above represented…