Quick facts

Service Type: Employment, Newcomer
Eligibility: Newcomer adults, including Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, live-in caregivers and Government Assisted Refugees
Delivery: Currently, this program is being offered virtually and via phone/email. This information will be updated once in-person programming resumes.
Fee: Free
Partners: Toronto Public Library (Pape, Coxwell and St. James Town branches), TD Insurance

Program description

Community Connections offers a variety of resources for newcomers and Internationally Trained Professionals as they adapt to the Canadian workforce.


Career Mentorship

Skilled newcomers are paired with established Canadian mentors from similar professions to assist with transitioning and succeeding in the workplace.


In this video, Community Connections mentor Darrell and newcomer Rahul share their stories and experience with the program.


Language and Communication Training Sessions

English Conversation Circles offer newcomers a chance to practice English with the guidance of English speakers in a casual, welcoming environment.


Sessions include ESL Social Club, pronunciation workshops and Public Speaking Club.


Professional Networking and Seminars

An opportunity to meet Community Connections volunteers, employers and guest speakers from diverse professional backgrounds to gain insight into Canadian business communications and culture.


Life coaching and career coaching seminars are also offered.

How you can help

To volunteer or become a mentor, please contact ccmentorship@woodgreen.org.Donations are graciously accepted through the WoodGreen Foundation.

Ready to participate?



Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently unavailable. This program is being offered virtually and via phone/email.


Please contact us to register.


To learn more, please contact:

Contact information

Fanny Fun

Program Assistant

(416) 405-5099


815 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4J 1L2

1491 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4J 1N5

This program is also offered at select Toronto Public Library locations (Pape, Coxwell and St. James Town branches).


Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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