Newcomers New to Canada

Newcomer Reception Centres


The Toronto District School Board has four Newcomer Reception Centres: West End Reception Centre, Thistletown Reception Centre, Georges Vanier Reception Centre, and Greenwood Reception Centre. All students eligible for secondary school (ages 14 - 20) will visit one of these four Reception Centres before registration at their local secondary school. During the full day that students spend at the Newcomer Reception Centre, they will have an assessment of their English language skills, as well as their mathematics skills. These assessments will help the local secondary school place the new student in the appropriate high school credit courses.

Each Reception Centre has multilingual staff who can assist newcomer students and their families. Newcomer families will also have a chance to meet at the Reception Centre with a Settlement Worker, who can give them information on settlement topics such as finding housing, looking for employment, accessing health care in Ontario, and connecting with a variety of support agencies.

All secondary students must make an appointment with the Reception Centre by telephone. Students and their families must bring appropriate documents to the appointment showing that the student is eligible to attend school without paying fees, as well as documentation showing their current Toronto address such as a telephone bill or electricity bill, or a driver's license.

The closest Reception Centre for L'Amoreaux Collegiate is: 

Georges Vanier Reception Centre (416-397-9440)
3000 Don Mills Road East (Don Mills Road East, south of Finch)