Free programs and events for newcomers settling in Canada

Community Connections

Are you new to Canada and Halton?
We offer free programs and events that can help newcomers settle in Canada.

Community Connections programs and events are designed to help you:

  • Learn about life in Canada
  • Meet new friends and newcomers alike
  • Engage with your community
  • Build social connections
  • Learn about other programs and events available in your community
  • Improve your English conversation skills in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Build your speaking confidence and more.

All our programs and events are free.  Here are upcoming programs:

Newcomer Conversation Circle

*The health and safety of our clients, staff and event participants are of utmost importance in everything that we do. Therefore, given the current health concerns about COVID-19, Centre for Skills Development has made the decision to hold all future Newcomer Conversation Circles virtually for the time being.

Newcomer Conversation Circle for English speaking newcomers:
April 13 - June 15, 2022
Every Wednesday from 7:00PM - 8:00PM


Newcomer Conversation Circle for French speaking newcomers:
April 12 - June 14, 2022
Every Tuesday from 1:00PM - 2:00PM


Senior Newcomer Conversation Circle for English Speaking Newcomers ages 55 and over:
April 21 - June 16, 2022
Every Thursday from 1:00PM - 2:00PM


Need more information?

Burlington, South Service Road location: 905-333-3499 x 264
Burlington, Millcroft location: 289-983-9120
Milton/Georgetown: 289-983-9122
Oakville, Abbeywood location: 289-962-5087
Or email