The Halton Hills Public Library offers a variety of programs and services that are designed to help assist newcomers to Halton Hills.

Canadian citizenship kit

Our kits contain information about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be Canadian. They are designed for civics classes, Scouts and Guides groups, or anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge about being a Canadian.

  • Pick up a Grab and Go Citizenship Kit at the Circulation Desk at our Acton or Georgetown Branches. 

Community organizations

The Halton Hills Public Library partners with a number of community organizations to bring services directly to our community.

  • The Centre for Skills Development: You can meet with a Settlement Information Specialist and get help with questions about your new community. You can also get documents notarized by a Commissioner of Oaths.
  • Adult Learning Centre: You can get help with reading, writing, basic math, and computer basics for the workplace (Canadian Language Benchmark of level 6 or higher) from Adult Learning Centre tutors.
  • Halton Multicultural Council: HMC Connections serves newcomers to Canada, and their mission is to help people settle and integrate into a community that is welcoming and inclusive. They are working to make our community welcoming and inclusive of everyone, no matter their immigration status, gender, race, faith, creed or sexual orientation. Due to Covid-19 all programs and services are online.

Find out more about Halton Hills

Visit a library branch, and speak to any of our staff or you can contact us. We can help you find the information you need about your new community.

Online resources, books and more

We carry many resources for new Canadians seeking employment, learning English as a Second Language (ESL), and educational materials on cultures around the world:

Virtual settlement services

Are you a newcomer or need help settling in the community? Do you need answers on a specific concern?   If yes, you can ask a Settlement Specialist from HMC Connections or the Centre for Skills. Settlement Specialists can provide information and guidance on matters such as accessing social services, education, health care, housing, employment, immigration issues and community programs.   

For more information contact us or search our Events Calendar for upcoming programs.