Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office – Refugee Support Update

(March 2017)

We recently made an appeal for volunteers who would like to explore the possibility of offering help to Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office. TNO is looking for people who would lead English conversation classes and teach basic computer skills to new immigrants. We had eight people step forward to offer help – WOW! – Thank you so much. On Tuesday evening we visited TNO and talked to Settlement Coordinator Jennifer Rajasekar about how we can join in the TNO programme. We are looking forward to working with TNO and our immigrant neighbours in the weeks and months ahead.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting new venture please contact Roy Bennett at roy@roybennett.ca or call 674 341 8444 and we can introduce you to TNO. The only skill you need for this work is a love of people and an enthusiasm to help immigrants become Canadian. What we are planning to offer is a supportive network to our TNO volunteers and to make volunteering a rewarding experience.