Visiting LEF Location? If you are going to be entering one of our locations, please continue to screen for COVID-19 every day before entering the child care or location premises using either the TPH screening tools or the provincial COVID-19 school and child care screening tool.
At LEF, we have moved forward cautiously with reopening during the pandemic. The safety and well-being of our community members remains our top priority.
LEF will be no longer be screening staff, families, and individuals at any of our locations. We ask anyone coming into an LEF location to do a self-assessment and stay at home if they have symptoms.
As of July 4th, masks are no longer required to be worn outside on LEF property. KN95 and N95 remain the preferred masks at LEF as they protect you and others. 3-Ply Surgical masks can be worn for relief, but they are only effective at protecting others
How will you (new immigrant) benefit from attending our Language Training Program?
When attending or program, you will develop and improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Based on your knowledge of English, you will be enrolled in a full-time language class from Literacy to Level 7.
Are language classes free?
Yes. The classes are free of charge for eligible clients.
Who is eligible to attend LINC classes?
- Permanent Residents of Canada who are not Canadian citizens
- Convention Refugees
- Persons in Canada applying to become a permanent resident, and who have been informed by a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada about the initial approval of application, subject to completion of background check
- Adults (18 years of age or older) who have their English tested at one of the local YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centres in Toronto
When can I start?
You can start any day. We have an ongoing intake. Please contact us (link to)
Language Training offers newcomers English language training, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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We can assist clients with booking language assessment appointments at any YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre.
Language Training information is available at LEF (416) 769-0830
Call the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre directly at 416-925-5462 to book an assessment appointment
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