Community Programs


Adrienne Papa

Supervisor, Community Connections and Volunteer Services

416-645-6000 ext. 2343



The Community Connections Program provides employment support to newcomers and Internationally Trained Professionals with volunteers rooted in Canadian society.   Volunteers help newcomers adapt, settle and integrate into the Canadian culture and workplace.

Newcomers and Internationally Trained Professionals are supported through the following programs and activities:

Career Mentorship

  • Connecting skilled newcomers with established Canadian mentors who can provide support on resumes, interviewing, job search strategies and building networks

Find out why people volunteer in our sector and why it is important to them.  In this video, our Community Connections mentor Darrell and newcomer mentee Rahul explore arts and culture in the city of Toronto.

English Conversation Circles

  • If you are a newcomer to Canada and want to enhance your English communication skills with the guidance of native English speakers, this is an excellent way to practice every day and workplace English in a relaxing and friendly environmentway to workplace English in a relaxing and friendly environment!

Professional Networking and Seminars

  •   Gain knowledge in business communications and Canadian culture
  •   Opportunity to meet with Community Connections volunteers  and guest speakers from diverse professional backgrounds

Volunteer Opportunities and Group Activities

  •   Engage in group volunteer opportunities within the city throughout the year
  •   Participate in group activities to explore our city and learn  about what’s happening in your community

Location: 815 Danforth Ave., 3rd floor

Target Group:  Permanent Resident, Government Assisted Refugees, Live-in Caregivers

Employment Services and Family Finance

WoodGreen Community Services offers supports for those looking for jobs and employment.

989 Danforth
1080 Queen Street East
1533 Victoria Park
Employment Training Programs

WoodGreen Community Services Employment Services Centres offer free services at three locations to anyone looking for work.

989 Danforth Avenue
1080 Queen Street East
1533 Victoria Park Avenue
Employment: Digital Tech

WoodGreen Community Services offers training in Digital Tech to youth interested in entering the industry.

1533 Victoria Park Avenue
English Language Programs

WoodGreen Community Services makes learning English easy and fun! English language classes are offered through the Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Program.

1491 Danforth Avenue (2 minute walk from Coxwell subway station)
260 Wellesley Street East (5 minute walk from Sherbourne subway station)
Family Settlement Services

For decades, WoodGreen Community Services has been helping immigrants settle in Toronto and start their new lives! We offer a range of services to people new to Canada.

815 Danforth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Financial Empowerment

Whether it’s filing your taxes, or taking a budgeting workshops, or learning more about debt management and credit histories, we help clients make informed decisions about their financial future. WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services provide free information, counselling and support to low-income members of the community who have financial challenges. We empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances and make informed decisions about their financial futures.

815 Danforth Avenue
Settlement Services for Newcomers and Refugees

WoodGreen Community Services offers settlement services to immigrants and refugees, both individuals and families, adult and youth.

815 Danforth Ave, Suite 300
1491 Danforth Ave
260 Wellesley St East
Social and Recreational Programming for Newcomers

WoodGreen Community Services offers social and recreational programs for immigrants and refugees. Most are no cost or low-cost.

815 Danforth Ave, Suite 300
1491 Danforth Ave
260 Wellesley Street East
Transitions to Success

Trainings and support to help women seeking employment. Microsoft Office 2016 Computer Training. Paid practical work experience.

Contact us for more information
Work Initiative Network Program

The Work Initiative Network (WIN) is a part-time structured employment program to help adults with mental health issues find and maintain meaningful employment.

East Toronto (Leslieville)