Partner Spotlight – CultureLink

Partner Spotlight - CultureLink

The Storefront’s Service Delivery Hub is one of the best known and most accessed resources East Scarborough Storefront offers to the KGO (Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park) community. At our hub, community members can find 35+ social service partners who help make their lives better – without having to travel to 35 locations around town! This Partner Spotlight comes out every 2 weeks, and features one of those partners so that you can learn more about what our awesome partners have to offer to people in KGO at The Storefront.  Read about this week’s featured partner…


CultureLink operates a very unique program called “Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto” –  NEAT. CultureLink matches newcomers with volunteer mentors who have lived experience as newcomers to Canada.  Having someone who so recently went through the settlement process helps build stronger, more welcoming communities and helps newcomers feel more connected to their new homes through Citizenship education, Career and New Canadian experiences.

CultureLink’s Settlement Support worker is at The Storefront every Thursday from 12.00 – 4.00 pm, a Settlement service to assist residents / newcomers who wish to access NEAT or any of the other services provided by CultureLink, including citizenship mentoring circles, career mentoring, English conversation circles, Cyber Security Training, The Hospitality Language Training Program, Wintegration, Syrian Online support English Conversation circle, and more.

Anyone interested in accessing these services can contact a Storefront Community Resource specialist at (416) 208-9889, or contact Rubina Afsar from CultureLink at (416) 588-6288, ext. 218 or by email:

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3 Comments on “Partner Spotlight – CultureLink”

  1. Thank you – this is great information. I love the Spotlight idea 🙂

    Do you have a list at all of the upcoming spotlight or – even better – a list of the spotlights you’ve done over the past year?

    Thank you!


    1. Hi Lindsay,
      Thanks so much for your feedback! You’ve given us some ideas of how to organize our content a little better, so we’ll work on creating a list of all the spotlights so far and share a link soon. Over the coming year, we’ll be featuring each of our partners at some point, but the full year hasn’t been scheduled yet. If you have a particular parnter you’re curious to know more about, please let us know! We keep a list of our partners here – and the list evolves as the community lets us know what’s needed in the neighbourhood!

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