Services update January 17, 2022 - 9:52 PM: All LEF online, in-person services and child care centres will remain closed for a second day on Tuesday January 18, 2022 due to inclement weather. Services are expected to resume Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, weather permitting.
On behalf of everyone from LEF, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. We hope this new year will bring you new joy, new inspiration, and new prosperity as we continue to build up our resilient community. 2021 has been a difficult year for many, and our dedicated staff remains here for you to provide support as you navigate whatever 2022 will bring. Please feel free to reach out to our committed team anytime, and keep an eye on your inbox for exciting announcements about the new and continuing programs we will be running in the new year.
As of January 3rd, our staff and services are available virtually.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation provides integrated and holistic community responsive initiatives that enable individuals and families to become valued contributors to their community’s social and economic development.
In 1978, with a small, one-time grant, a group of community members formed a charitable organization which incorporated itself as The Learning Enrichment Foundation.
Board of Directors
The members of the board bring a wealth of experience to LEF from a variety of fields, including; social services, education, politics, business and industry.
Funders & Sponsors
LEF is grateful to our donors and sponsors who see the promise and the vision that begin with our founders in 1978.
For over 40 years, The Learning Enrichment Foundation has been providing integrated community services to individuals and families in the former city of York. We continually work to expand our services to meet the needs of our community. Read our Annual Reports.
News & Articles
Discover what’s new at The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF). View news articles that highlight the LEF initiatives for community outreach and improvement.
Read The Learning Enrichment Foundation’s most recent newsletters. Learn about upcoming programs and workshops for youth, Canadian newcomers and more!
Get helpful links for the Learning Enrichment Foundation Community including immigration, human resources, skills training, settlement services and more.
Are your programs and services located on one site?
The majority of our programs are available at our main location at 116 Industry Street, as well as being offered online as a result of need during covid-19 pandemic. 116 Industry St. is open for some select programs and services such as the child care centre on site is open. Our youth programs have been held nearby our main location, at 1267 Weston Road, or online as well. The remaining 17 child care centres and 15 before and after school programs are located across the former city of York and in north Etobicoke.
Can I register any time?
Yes. For most of our programs, registration is ongoing. But some programs do not run during certain times of the year. Call (416)769-0830 to confirm our program schedule.
Are your programs free of charge, or is there a tuition fee?
It varies. Some programs are available to newcomers for free. Tuitions apply, but we can help you find government support and you may be eligible to access our Community Skills Development Fund, an in-house loan program.Many of our employment support services, immigrant settlement programs-and small business events are free of charge. Call 416 769-0830 for more information.
Can you help me find a job?
Yes. We have employment counsellors and job developers who can assist you through the job search process. We also maintain and update a Web site of job listings at www.lefjobs.com. Job postings are available at LEF’s Industry Street location and a free resource centre is available to aid in the job search with access to computers and copying facilities.
Donate - CanadaHelps
When you donate to The Learning Enrichment Foundation, you become part of a unique and vibrant community. You join a network of friends helping to improve the quality of life in the Weston/Mount Dennis area.
As a donor, you share in the successes of our clients and you will feel the pride we feel every time someone finds a job, learns a new language or improves their life in so many ways. Our community becomes stronger and healthier, through individual success, and your support.
Become a Member
Energy and a sense of community are generated when people of like minds and similar determination work together for the common good.
Be a Volunteer
VOLUNTEERING is your chance to share your talents and be part of something unlike anything else. No matter what your skills are, we’re certain there’s a volunteer opportunity perfect for you.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation community is not just the people who work at LEF. It includes you, our clients, funders, sponsors, partners, employers, parents and children.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to providing accessible service and employment to all individuals (the public and the staff) and to treat them with respect and dignity.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to respecting your privacy. Learn more about how we protect your personal information online.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation community is not just the people who work at LEF. It includes you, our clients, funders, sponsors, partners, employers, parents and children. You are so much a part of who we are, the LEF community.
At The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF), we work with you to identify your goals and provide you with the services, training and support you need to attain those goals. With the services provided by LEF, our clients have become valued contributors to their community’s social and economic development.
We understand that the success of any business is directly related to the quality of people working with you, that is where we can help. We work with our candidates to prepare their resumes and help them present their best in an interview.
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