At Calver and Associates Immigration Services, we strive to support our clients through every stage of the immigration process.
According to Statistics Canada, almost three-quarters of Canadian immigrants have a mother tongue other than English or French. “The ability of immigrants to speak one of the official languages is considered an important condition for their full participation in Canadian society” (Statistics Canada, 2017).
Today, we have compiled a list of English conversation circles available for new citizens to join in Durham Region and the GTA. Conversation circles offer a variety of benefits, which include:
Practice speaking the English language in a welcoming environment
Learn more about the community
Share stories and experiences
Develop networks and make new friends
Ajax – Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Ajax Library (55 Harwood Ave. S.)
Bowmanville – Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Clarington Public Library (Bowmanville branch; 163 Church St.).
Newcastle – Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Newcastle Public Library (150 King Ave. E.).
Oshawa – Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the McLaughlin Branch Local History Room (65 Bagot St.) AND Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Oshawa Public Library (250 Beatrice St.).
Pickering – Mondays from 3:00 – 4:15 pm at the Pickering Welcome Centre (1400 Bayly St. Unit 5).
Port Perry – Tuesdays from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Scugog Library (231 Water St.)
Uxbridge – Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Trinity United Church (20 First Ave.).
Whitby – Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Hebron Church (4240 Anderson St.) AND Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Whitby Central Library in Room #2 (405 Dundas St. W).
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Most public libraries and some churches offer weekly or monthly ESL and conversation groups. Check local offerings to find a group near you.
At Calver and Associates, we strive to help you overcome any obstacles to the immigration process. To find out how we can help you, contact us.