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Financial Relief Navigator

Click here to find out about government COVID-19 financial supports and other relief measures you might qualify for.

Ontario Energy Support Program

Click here to learn more about how you might be able to reduce the cost of your household electricity bill by applying for a monthly credit to your bill.

Online English-Language Workshops

Do you want to improve your English speaking and writing skills? Our Conversation Circles and Writing English workshops will help you do just that!

Conversation Circles

Join a small group of fellow students and work with professional Canadian tutors as you practise speaking in English. You’ll improve your speaking and listening skills, and build your confidence in this weekly program.

Date: Every Tuesday (Ongoing)
Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Online: by Zoom (Face-to-face session)
FREE

Writing English

In small group sessions, led by professional tutors, you will improve your English writing ability.

In addition to reading articles and short stories, you will share what you have read, write paragraphs on a variety of topics, all the while practicing the use of words and phrases to express your ideas. Weekly assignments will enable you to practice your writing skills.

Date: Every Wednesday (Ongoing)
Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Online: by Zoom (Face-to-face session)
FREE

Register Today!

It’s easy. Just email Lei Xu at lei.xu@universitysettlement.ca to register for Conversation Circles and Writing English.

Note: Participation for Conversation Circles and Writing English is open to permanent residents, live-in caregivers who hold a valid work permit, and convention refugees.

More Online Workshops and Events…

Applying for Citizenship (Free Online Workshop)
English Workshop (Tuesday, February 9)
Farsi Workshop (Wednesday, February 24)
Mandarin Workshop (Thursday, February 11)
Korean Workshop (Thursday, February 25)
View details

Income Tax Online Workshop (Free)
Mandarin Workshop (Thursday, February 4)
Farsi Workshop (Tuesday, February 16)
English Workshop (Wednesday, February 10)
View details

Income Tax Clinics (Free)
Every Tuesday and Thursday (February 23 to April 29)
View details

Registered Education Savings Plan (Free Online Workshop)
Mandarin Workshop (Tuesday, February 23)
English Workshop (Thursday, February 25)
View details

Volunteer Training Program (Free)
Monday (February 8, February 22, March 1, March 8)
View details

Citizenship Test Preparation in Farsi (Free Online Workshop)
Friday (February 5, 12, 19, 26 / March 5, 12, 19, 26)
View details

COVID-19 UPDATE: November 22, 2020

Settlement & Social Services Offices temporarily closed and in-person services suspended as of November 23

All University Settlement locations are temporarily closed to the public, and all in-person Settlement & Social Services and Seniors’ Services programs and services are suspended, as part of the City of Toronto’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Settlement and Seniors Counsellors will continue to be available to help people online and by telephone as follows:

23 Grange Road
For Settlement and Social Services: Call (647) 617-0582 or email settlement@universitysettlement.ca
For Seniors’ Services: Call (647) 395-7294 or email settlement@universitysettlement.ca

720 Spadina Avenue
Call (416) 408-4058 or email settlement@universitysettlement.ca

6075 Yonge Street
Call (416) 218-8990 email settlement@universitysettlement.ca


For Newcomers: We can help answer your questions about settlement, filing your taxes, housing, Ontario Energy Rebate, and applications to government programs and services…and more:

To speak with a Counsellor in English / Mandarin:
Call (416) 408-4058 or email Mia.Sun@universitysettlement.ca

To speak with a Counsellor in English / Farsi:
Call (416) 218-8990 or email Manijeh.Mehdinia@universitysettlement.ca


For Low-Income Residents or Newcomers: Do you have questions about settlement, housing, filing your taxes, and applications for government programs and services, etc.? We can help:

To speak with a Counsellor in English / Mandarin:
Call (416) 598-3444 ext. 233 or email Maggie.Qu@universitysettlement.ca


For Seniors age 65 or older: We can help.

To speak with a Counsellor in English / Cantonese:
Call (416) 598-3444 ext. 240 or email Simon.Young@universitysettlement.ca

The Settlement and Social Services Department offers a wide range of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to newcomers including landed immigrants, refugees, citizens, and community residents of various ages.

Major services include settlement services and programs for newcomer adults and youth, seniors services, and community development. With a multilingual and culturally diverse staff, the Settlement and Social Services Department is able to provide services to a diverse group of newcomers and community members.

Click the buttons below for our services.

Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP)
Immigrant Information and Orientation Program (IIOP)
Older Adult Services
Community Development

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