NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto) is a group organized by volunteers of the Mentorship Programs at  CultureLink Settlement Services.

New Torontonians with the help of experienced mentors, explore Toronto and organize guided tours for the general public all through year. Jane's walk, trip to Queenston Heights, walk from China town to city hall, haunted Toronto, lights and sights of Downtown Toronto, Toronto's film festival are some of the walks that have been organized in the past. Checkout the "past meetups" to learn more about past NEAT walks.

Since December 2014, NEAT has extended it's programming to winter activities under CultureLink's Wintegration Club. Volunteers of Wintegration club are working extensively to provide free/low cost activities from December to end of March where people enjoy the outdoors with their friends and family. Some of the winter activities offered are tobogganing, hiking, skating, snow sculpturing, picnicking, curling, orienteering, snow-shoeing, maple syrup festival, etc. Participating in the winter activities is a great way to get acquainted with Canadian's winter culture especially for newcomers to Canada.

Participating in our walks and winter activities opens doors learning about Toronto's local cultures, history and art as well as networking and making new friends.

To learn more about our program please visit our website.

We welcome everybody to our walks and winter activities. However, participation is entirely voluntary. Please read the liability statements carefully (copied below). CultureLink  and it's representatives are not responsible for any loss/incident that may occur during NEAT walks and winter activities. Everyone participating is responsible for their own safety and well-being and of their children (if applicable).


All Participants must Read and Agree to the following NEAT Meetup Group Waiver form - By Registering with the NEAT Meetup Group you are acknowledging that you have read and agreed to the following:

1. You understand and appreciate the risks inherent in walking trip(s)/winter activities, and you voluntarily and knowingly assume those risks. You release CultureLink Settlement Services, its employees, Board Directors volunteers, funders and sponsors, from any liability for any injury or loss you might incur in connection with the walks/activities.

2. You, for yourself, your heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release forever any and all rights for claims and damages you may have against CultureLink Settlement Services, its employees, Board Directors, volunteers, funders and sponsors, in any manner due to any personal injury or property loss sustained by you as a result of your participation in the activities associated with the walks/activities, including any volunteer activities you may engage in while preparing for the walks/activities.

3. You agree to follow the rules established for the conduct of the participants in the walks/activities or instructions of CultureLink staff members or volunteer organizers on the walks/activities.

4. You agree that you will be responsible for your own welfare and safety in participating in the NEAT walks/winter activities.

5. You agree that if you bring any children and/or minors to the walks/winter activities, you will be solely responsible for their welfare and safety.

Thank you!

We're 318 NEAT Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:00 PM

    NEAT Orientation Session for Newcomer Event Planners

    7 NEAT Members attending
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:30 PM

    Early Spring Hike on Toronto Islands

    32 NEAT Members attending
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 PM

    Walking tour of HARBOURFRONT

    16 NEAT Members attending
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 2:00 PM

    Theatre Welcome Program for New Canadian Families

    2 NEAT Members attending
Founded Jul 29, 2011


Barbora Gomezova, Elizabeth Hamulka, Rubeen

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy