Settlement, Orientation and Language

The Settlement, Orientation and Language workgroup is one of the three workgroups of the Toronto North LIP Council. Other groups are: Employment & Labour Market Integration and Health & Wellbeing. The workgroup is committed to promoting newcomer settlment in Toronto North through engaging and supporting newcomer orientation, settlement and language learning activities as part of the Regional Newcomer Settlement Strategy.

If you are interested in learning more about the workgroup or would like to join it, please contact:


5 Fairview Mall Drive, Suite 478

Toronto, ON M2J2Z1 ;

Phone: 416-494-7978 x 425

Fax: 416-494-5266

Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) Presentation

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) have launched a project to test the benefits of a harmonized approach to language assessment and referral for newcomers. The project called “Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System” (CLARS) offers a “one-stop” language assessment. 

All-Council Meeting to Review Toronto North Newcomer Settlement & Employment Strategy on October 24, 2012

On October 24, 2012 Toronto North LIP held an All-Council Meeting to review Toronto North Newcomer Settlement and Employment Strategy. Over 35 Council members attended the meeting to learn about the findings of the research in the communities that had no prior LIP involvement, discuss the structure and processes of the Council, receive updates on workgroups, and provide feedback on the Strategy.

Settlement, Orientation and Language group members