Now that the Christmastime holiday is finished, our regular slate of programming has been up & running like clockwork again since we returned to our work in January.

Our Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) Program is  running  on weekends at Daniels Centre on Sundays from 1:00-3:00 PM. Through YEP, local adults receive one-on-one basic computer skills mentoring by local tech-savvy youth volunteers. For more info please contact Agazi at 

Our IWIP (Immigrant Women Integration Program) and Academic Upgrading (OALCF) Programs also in full swing for the new term, Mondays through Fridays. In January, our IWIP students completed a 3-day introduction to Information & Referral techniques delivered by FindHelp Toronto (the organization that maintains the 211 community information service), and in early February also completed a 3-day Red Cross certification course in First Aid/CPR/AED as part of their training, delivered by Toronto CPR. Our Academic Upgrading Students have also enjoyed guest speakers from various community organizations this term, to augment their academic studies, including from Workers Action Centre, Amnesty International, and Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs-Ontario (SSE-O) continues offering their training curriculum in partnership with Daniels Centre of Learning, each Saturday there from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM).

And one of our former IWIP students continues to offer free ESL Classes at Daniels Centre each Friday from 9:30-11:30 AM (Claire, the Instructor, is also a native Mandarin speaker, so these classes are ideal for Chinese seniors, for example).

Yoga for Women classes have also resumed at their regular time slot, on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 PMlocation is usually at 246 Sackville St. in the common room (next door to Daniels Centere). Demand has become huge! If you are interested or want to find out more, please contact Sureya at or phone (647) 349-2244.

A new addition to our lineup is a 6-week course offered at Daniels Centre by University of Toronto, focusing on social justice issues, and aimed at helping to prepare participants for U of T’s One Year Long Transitional Year Program leading to Bachelor level studies. Very popular indeed, this continues on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 PM until March 18.