LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) has become a vital part
in the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada. Funded by
Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), LINC provides our clients the
opportunity to not only learn English, but to gain knowledgeable information
regarding life in Canada.

linc_womanAs required by IRCC regulations, interested individuals must complete an initial assessment by the YMCA Assessment Centre before enrolling in our program. You can learn more about assessment information by clicking on the button below.

We offer 6 full time and 15 part time LINC classes (daytime and evening). The majority of our 500 monthly clients are Mandarin, Farsi, Arabic, and/or Spanish speaking; however other communities are represented.

Working Women Community Centre believes in a holistic approach in all we do, including language learning where we incorporate various aspects; including cultural events (Lunar New Year, Persian New Year, Christmas), guest speakers (lawyers, doctors, settlement workers, and so on), graduation ceremonies, and fundraising (UW campaign and Terry Fox), into our LINC program to make learning English as relevant as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about LINC and the other programs offered at our Fairview location, please view our Overview video.

Information about our classes:
WWCC LINC Schedule 2017-2018
We also have a Computer Room with 25 computers for our program, which are available to students. Our instructors are TESOL ON certified professionals.