LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) has become a vital part in the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada. Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, LINC provides our clients the opportunity to not only learn English, but to gain knowledgeable information regarding life in Canada. LINC operates from our North York location at 5 Fairview Mall Drive.
The program is based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks. The students must complete an initial assessment by the YMCA Assessment Centre before they can enroll in our program(http://www.ymcatoronto.org/en/newcomers/you-arrived/newcomer-services/linc.html ). LINC is available to permanent residents and convention refugees.
Working Women Community Centre – believes in a holistic approach to language learning, encompassing all of our programs and services location: we offer 6 full time and 14 part time classes (daytime and evening) ranging from Literacy to LINC 7 with roughly 500 clients monthly; the majority of our clients are Mandarin, Farsi, or Arabic speaking.
Following the holistic approach – we incorporate various activities; including cultural events, guest speakers (lawyers, doctors, settlement workers, and so on) and graduation ceremonies, into our LINC Program as to make learning English as relevant as possible. We also have a Computer Room with 25 computers for our program, which are available to classes and students. Our instructors are of high caliber and they are provided support and supervision by consultants from the TCSDB, as well as attend various- professional development- conferences and workshops.
You can find a full schedule of our LINC classes and location here
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Under the – guidance of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) Childminding provides on-site care for children of parents who are learning English as a second language. Childminding (a non licensed daycare) is available to children for our LINC students, and we currently have space for 32 children: aged 6 months to 6 years of age. Our Centre/Program maintains high standards as set by CIC and supported by CMAS.
We offer Orientation sessions for parents of our children, to help them understand the program and the daily routines which their children will encounter. As newcomers to Canada, many children have little or no English, as well are unfamiliar with the Canadian customs. Our staff provides a warm and welcoming environment for the children and parents alike. The children learn through creative programming which is facilitated by our experienced staff. -
Address: 5 Fairview Mall Drive, #478
Phone: 416 494 7978
Fax: 416 494 5266