Newcomer Assistance and Integration
Immigrant Settlement and Orientation Services The Rexdale Women's Centre offers services in 20 different languages at various locations throughout Rexdale and City of Toronto.
Services include: orientation, translation, interpretation, referral to community resources, solution focused counselling, general information, employment-related services, and assistance with accessing
government services and forms.
English Language Instruction:
The ability to understand and speak English enables newcomers to fully participate in life in Canada. In the Canadian labour market,
English is a must and a second language is an asset. Individuals destined for the labour market, regardless of level of expertise, need to be able to read,
write and speak English.
Classes are available for Permanent Residents, Ministerial Permit Holders or individuals who have been recognized as a Convention Refugees.
The Centre offers various part-time and full-time classes ranging from Literacy/Level 1 to Level 4. The Language Training program’s curriculum focuses on
building day-to-day English language skills with emphasis on orientation and information for newcomers about Canadian systems and services.
Computers are available to assist and enhance English language acquisition.
In order to improve access to language instruction and training, the Centre offers free childminding services to eligible participants as well as transportation assistance.
Language Training Childminding: This program is available to parents with children from 6 months to 5 years of age who are registered and
attending the Language Instruction program. Children participate in daily activities such as reading, story-telling, singing and creating crafts in a welcoming and stimulating environment.
English as a Second Language Classes (ESL): This program is open to Canadian Citizens, Refugee Claimants, Permanent Residents, Ministerial Permit Holders and anyone who has a permit
to stay in Canada. This program operates in partnership with the Toronto District School Board. Lesson themes are designed to build English language as well as skills for daily living.