Circle of Friends for Newcomers

The purpose of Circle of Friends for Newcomers (Hamilton) is to assist immigrants and refugees with language instruction and settlement referral services in the Hamilton area.

Circle of Friends for Newcomers currently provides blended ESL/LINC classes from Literacy to level 4. Cirlce of Friends has a partnership with St.Charles to provide the ESL component of our language instruction. All classes are taught by TESL Ontario Certified Instructors. English classes are currently being held at 155 Queen St. N.(lower level) and run from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Child care for Circle of Friends is provided for the children of LINC eligible students through Wesley Day Care, located on the corner of Oxford St. and York Boulevard. Children 30 months to 5 years old can be registered.

A senior’s programme(Hamilton Seniors Association), for people of South East Asian origin is also available. Organized activities, special events, and support services are provided to the Asian seniors population, who meet monthly for recreational activities.

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LINC classes   English as a Second Language


Circle of Friends for Newcomers
905-529-1840   155 Queen St. N. Hamilton, ON