St. Stephen's Community House

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The Neighbourhood Group Neighbourhoods Working Together
Newcomer Services

Settlement and Newcomer Services

At St. Stephen's, we have been helping newcomers to Canada for more than 40 years. Our knowledgeable and encouraging Language Training and Newcomers Services staff can help you improve your English, get support from counsellors and peers, and enjoy great cultural and recreational events.

We understand the needs of newcomers and are ready to help you successfully settle into your new life. We offer English language classes, information and referral services, newcomer support groups and help getting a job.

Some of the services we offer include:
  • 13 English classes (LINC and ESL)
  • Free child minding while you attend our North York LINC English classes
  • Individual support with your immediate concerns in the new country
  • Newcomer orientation and information sessions
  • Newcomer support groups
  • Career guidance and employment preparation workshops
  • Access and referral to employment, health and education resources
  • Exciting family-oriented cultural and recreational events
  • Our counsellors speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Farsi, Dari and Pashto

St. Stephen’s also offers settlement services and wellness and nutrition support for pregnant and new mothers. We provide information and support in English, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish. We’re ready to help start a great life for you and your little one. Just click on the link to see more.

In December 2014, we produced a new Fotonovela with COSTI Immigration Services as part of the Province of Ontario's initiative to prevent violence against women.

You can also see a list of useful online resources.

For more information about our language training and newcomer services in either of our Downtown or North York locations, please contact us:


416-925-2103 x 2234 or x 2256 or
91 Bellevue Avenue, 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario  M5T 2N8
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North York

416-925-2103 X.2233
5231 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5P8
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