skip to Main Content
647-812-1332 info@mnlct.org

Making memories… every day!

Memories are made every day here at the centre. A picture speaks more than a thousand words, as we cherish each and every moment in our lives together as a community. A story is a way for us to share our moments with you, grow as a community, and for us to look back at all the wonderful times we have had in the past years. Here you will find stories from our clients and staff talking about their experiences with the centre.

I feel more confident to independently address basic life needs: Victor’s Story

“They sent thugs to my home. They vandalised my property and told my wife that wherever I had traveled to, they were waiting for me to come back and that they will finish me off.” Continue Reading I feel more confident to independently address basic life needs: Victor’s Story

Education is key to success: Noureddin’s Story

“I was among the first to arrive to Toronto in December 2015 on one of the very first flights. Our sponsors opened their hearts to us.” Continue Reading Education is key to success: Noureddin’s Story

Employment Storytelling

“These workshops are teaching me more about the people that I studied with over the past two years. Some people are not talkative, and it is amazing to see how this workshop has allowed them to express themselves openly.” Continue Reading Employment Storytelling

After completing the BREM program, I was immediately hired: Uma’s Story

“I am happy to be working as a part of the Client Service Team providing counselling under the Wellness Together Canada Project. We offer Information and resources over the telephone to clients who prefer virtual and immediate assistance.” Continue Reading After completing the BREM program, I was immediately hired: Uma’s Story

As an immigrant, I feel I can give back something unique and special: Erika’s Story

“If someone told me I was going to become a chef 15 years ago, I would have told them they were crazy. Cooking inspired me to focus on the good things Mexico has to offer and I started to feel prouder of my roots.” Continue Reading As an immigrant, I feel I can give back something unique and special: Erika’s Story

What Canada has done for us is beyond belief: Shahoud’s Story

“At Pearson Airport, people were handing us clothes and gifts, while [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau personally went to fetch the right shoe size for my son. Where in the world would you find a head of state who will greet you with such love and compassion?” Continue Reading What Canada has done for us is beyond belief: Shahoud’s Story

Without language skills, we won’t achieve much: Amanda’s Story

“My fear was my kids would end up not speaking English too. I now enjoy reading books to them – in English! I feel fortunate that we own our own house and car, and my husband runs his own renovation company.” Continue Reading Without language skills, we won’t achieve much: Amanda’s Story

Canada gave me a new life: Akinmade’s Story

“I want to feel settled. I want to start my life. I have always been someone who creates solutions, to help people. I am very optimistic and see a lot of opportunities.” Continue Reading Canada gave me a new life: Akinmade’s Story

BEMC/BREM: Hats Off to New Graduates!

A meaningful evening for BEMC & BREM participants. Continue Reading BEMC/BREM: Hats Off to New Graduates!

A Sole Searching Adventure

Each shoe is unique and never replaceable, even if you have the same story to tell, you never do the same performance. The audience is always different, and you are no longer the same performer you were the previous day. Continue Reading A Sole Searching Adventure

Love is in the Air

Giving with Love fundraising event was fun for the whole family. Continue Reading Love is in the Air

Hearts of Gold

Journalist Trudy Tumusime speaks to four of our devoted donors about their inspirations and their relentless missions to support communities in need. “I really enjoy that this is a community-based agency that welcomes anybody that needs or wants to form a community.” He believes everyone deserves a fair stand, and a community. His involvement with… Continue Reading Hearts of Gold

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE: Newcomers and locals join hands to promote their creative inspirations

Mennonite New Life Centre’s Queen Street location was alight with holiday cheer as local vendors teamed up with immigrant and refugee artisans to market their talents in the third annual Holiday Crafts & Food Marketplace. Written by Aparna Chandra, Photos by Mirna Chacin How long can the good of a random act of kindness last?… Continue Reading HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE: Newcomers and locals join hands to promote their creative inspirations

Pursuing passion and crafting a future: Vergine’s story

“I didn’t want to sit at home and just do housework. I wanted to do something for me, something that brings me joy and I started bit by bit. I worked on my jewellery design skills at night.” Continue Reading Pursuing passion and crafting a future: Vergine’s story

Finding my way back to Psychology: as told by Elaine Silva

Finding the Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health (BREM) program was a blessing. I didn’t know where to start from to find my way back to Psychology. Continue Reading Finding my way back to Psychology: as told by Elaine Silva

Rediscovering new dreams in Canada: Carina’s story

“In China I didn’t think about chasing my dream. But immigration put me at a crossroads and gave me a chance to reset myself. It gave me an opportunity to choose another career path.” Continue Reading Rediscovering new dreams in Canada: Carina’s story

Pavlos’s Story

Pavlos left his beautiful city of Athens, to marry a Canadian woman. He and his Toronto- born wife, Agnes, met via friends on Facebook. They communicated in what he calls “Greeklish,” her Greek being second-generation and almost as poor as his English! Eventually they decided to meet, and she flew to Athens. Later, he came… Continue Reading Pavlos’s Story

New friends & new activities

The newcomer children are enjoying the new sensory activity-Shaving Cream Fun. They speak different home languages: Edward speaks Korean, Shuha and Qaisar speak Arabic, Lily speaks Mandarin, Hany speaks Spanish. They make friends and play cooperatively in our Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) program. The girls are reading the book with the preschooler teacher Nique.… Continue Reading New friends & new activities

Sunetra’s Story

Before we came here, back in my home country I started reading reviews that it was difficult to be regulated and have a license here and a lot of medical doctors were driving Uber. We went there because there was a person from South India there, we had met online and he was a really… Continue Reading Sunetra’s Story

Holiday Crafts (Linc 3-4 Classes)

At the New Life Centre, when holidays approach throughout the year, the LINC teachers make an effort to teach students about the meaning and cultural aspect of that particular holiday. They sometimes teach crafts, special and fun facts as well as share particular cultural foods pertaining to that holiday. During Valentine's Day and St Patrick's… Continue Reading Holiday Crafts (Linc 3-4 Classes)

Early morning smiles ….from Myanmar ….!!!

Keep on Bloggin’….!!!! You probably heard the buzz…!!! We at MNLCT started blogging our lives away…!!! The idea, of course, is to share information about our programs and services but, most importantly, these blogs will intend to tell stories about our clients, students, children that come through our doors every day to participate, learn and… Continue Reading Early morning smiles ….from Myanmar ….!!!

From Aleppo to Tim Hortons….!!!!

LINC students Rana and Rasha are sisters and attend our LINC Program along with Eleanor (Rana’s daughter)  since we launched the courses at Victoria Park and McNicoll back in September / 2016.  They arrived in Canada last year and –the three of them- are some of our several LINC participants from Aleppo /Syria.   Understandably, despite enjoying Canada, their home country’s painful circumstances are always… Continue Reading From Aleppo to Tim Hortons….!!!!

Alexandra’s Family

The featured image shows Alexandra's brother. “Mennonite New Life Centre, good morning, buenos dias” was the first contact that my family and I had with the Centre. That was the moment, when we finally found someone who could provide information and support to us, after a few months of arriving in Canada.  Once we went to the office and had an… Continue Reading Alexandra’s Family

Valentine’s Rose: Touched a Vietnamese Single Mother’s Heart

On Valentine’s  Day, I sent a rose to each of my students. Dua Le broke into her tears. She told me it’s the first time she got a rose. Dua Le is a single mother with five children, the youngest one is disabled. She married her husband and came to Canada ten years ago. She… Continue Reading Valentine’s Rose: Touched a Vietnamese Single Mother’s Heart

Back To Top
In-person English classes for beginners are now available at our Keele office from Monday to Friday.Check details here.