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[Peer-Assistance Circle] Networking & Orientation for Chinese Newcomers

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  • As a FREE service to our Chinese community in Toronto * Give back to the society & community
  • Language, Job hunting, Information (休閒, living, immigration, legal, education, community resources...), experience sharing (do & don't...), Settling in general, 交通協助 (carpools/rides, license tests), 朋友圈, Tutoring/Mentoring, Health/Emergency...

    A newcomer can use your help for a long list of things. Many of us were also once a "newcomer" to an unfamiliar country, city, or even a totally different culture, and we know how that feels.

    It's not that easy to get people to volunteer, but I am sure there are quite a few willing to help from this group. Let's try our best and make this happen!

    Your contributions in any way will be valued and appreciated!


    PS: You do NOT need to be a Chinese to contribute to this initiative. "Native English speakers" are always among the highest demand for "community partnership" of Chinese newcomers. You may help a newcomer learn English, and at the same time you get to improve your Chinese, learn a new culture, and expand/diversify your social circle...


    Collaborating groups:

    The Toronto Chinese Meetup Group


    Before the planned orientation to be held, I would like to invite group members to contribute their ideas regarding this effort, and possibly form a team to deliver it.

    Welcome to post your comments here (or e-mail me directly if you prefer). Welcome to spread this news to your friends or classmates to make them aware of this initiative.

    Your contributions in any way will be valued and appreciated!


    Every year there are lots of new graduate students from China arriving in Toronto. There are also many other fellow Chinese moving to Toronto for various other reasons, such as studying as a freshman, working, marriage, or moving with parents--some from other cities and some from overseas.

    Even though there are various government-sponsored organizations/associations as well as university clubs that can also assist them, as the largest Chinese meetup group in Toronto, I believe that there are lots of things we can contribute as well. I believe we have many members who are willing to assist or help these new comers in various manners, and provide values to them and the community as a whole.

    It would also be nice if we can reach out to more students and ally with some associated organizations and university societies/clubs. In return, we will get more friends, more resources and influence, and more native Chinese speakers to help with the learning process of our group members, to name a few.

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  • Vida

    Hi I m new here. 多多指教!
    Really want to join some get together here, hope to know the date and location soon.

    December 9, 2013

  • Jolin Z.

    I am working in a community. if you need my help, please let me know. I can invite guest speakers to provide orientations in settlement, employment and housing etc for Chinese newcomers.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Jolin Z.

    I would like to join it. Please let me know the time and location.

    May 24, 2013

  • Pauline p.

    I really like the downtown location.

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am also a new comer to this group. I live in the west end of Toronto and can never attend any of the mandarin get togethers as they all seem to be held in the north york area. Why not make this event in the downtown area where some new people may attend.

    November 3, 2012

    • Carrie

      I second that!

      November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun:) I will not be able to attend on this date.

    November 3, 2012

  • Mo

    Hello, Im new to this group. Would love to attend. Could we have the meet up in downtown area? :)

    November 3, 2012

  • Pauline p.

    Pls advise the date, time and location. Thanks

    November 2, 2012

  • Pauline p.

    Hello, I am a new comer in this meet up group. I live in downtown Toronto, Yonge and College. I wish the group meeting will be held around this area.

    November 2, 2012

  • Michael C.

    I am willing to help out and share my experience. Was a immigrant student from Hong kong years ago, now a senior Finance professional.

    October 28, 2012

  • Carrie

    I'd like to come, being Chinese and a relatively recent immigrant. I also have the experience of studying here - the token Chinese immigrant student in my big class. However, I live downtown and have a 2-yo who needs my full attention in after hours. So if you folks are meeting at North York I'm afraid I'll have to pass

    October 18, 2012

  • TG Wah (aka A.

    If the main folks attending are students, then a place that offers an inexpensive meal and plenty of space might be a consideration

    October 18, 2012

  • TG Wah (aka A.

    Depending on date and location, the Yes might become a No.

    October 18, 2012

  • Emrys T.

    First meeting will help me to understand how to help out!

    September 19, 2012

  • Carrie

    If it's downtown

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time? Count me in.

    August 11, 2012

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  • Peace +29
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  • johnny

    I wish to practice my mandarin

  • Jeffrey L.

    i am learning mandarin at a beginner level. i hope to meet more people and practice more with them.

  • Mendel C.

    Hi! I just migrated to Canada from the Philippines. I'm Chinese but I spent my entire life in... more

  • David Y

    My native tongue is Cantonese and I master English very well. I would like to learn Mandarin.

  • Francis F.

    Mandarin speaking lawyer working in Toronto. Interested in meeting new friends!

  • Francis C.

    I need to improve my Mandarin Pronunciation for work purpose seriously. I can help you in... more

  • Dragon

    Hello, I would like to learn and practice mandarin. I can teach others Cantonese and English in... more

  • jennifer L. +1

    Hi I would love to contribute any help as I can :)

  • Vida +2

    Hi there I m a cheerful girl want to meet some new friends here.

  • leslie

    easy-going and warm-hearted

  • Victor L.

    My name is Victor. I am a sophisticated and experienced investor. I worked in a investment bank... more

  • Carol

    new to toronto

  • Helen

    This is Helen.

  • Kin

    I am a beginner in Mandarin and just want to come out to get some fresh air XDDD

  • sorab m.

    I lived in Singapore for 5 years and learnt some chinese and i want to maintain my interest in... more

  • patrick +1
  • Wilson P.

    My name is Wilson. I cam from Hong Kong and would like to learn Mandarin.

  • Sunny

    I was born in Hong Kong but I moved to Canada when I was little so my Cantonese and Mandarin is... more

  • Lex
  • yelin +1
  • David L.

    Best place to find me is on Facebook -- and I'll welcome any Chinese speakers in Toronto as FB... more

  • Stacey H.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

  • Mo
  • Pauline p.

    Hello, my name is Pauline and would like to improve my ability to speak mandarin.

  • Michael C.

    I took a Mandarin I continuing education course at UOT and would very much like to... more

  • Evie

    looking to meet new friends

  • Ming M.

    Chinese speaker

  • TG Wah (aka A.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Carrie

    Fluent in Madarin. Would love to come out and help more people learn this wonderful language.

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