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Newcomer Outreach

· Introduction
· A Guide to Police Services in Toronto booklet
· A Guide to Police Services in Toronto DVD and booklet
· Lesson Plans and Discussion Guide
· Translated Pamphlet List
· Victims and witnesses without legal status

Divisional Policing Support Unit

Newcomer Outreach

Lesson Plans

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
  • English as a Second Language

The Toronto Catholic District School Board, Adult Education Program, has developed five language lesson plans for instructors who teach English as a Second Language to adult immigrants new to Canada.

These plans are based on Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and cover a range from CLB 1 - 6.

Resources used were the DVD and pamphlet “A Guide to Police Services in Toronto.”

Discussion Guide

The Discussion Guide is intended to facilitate discussions about the role the police play in our community.

It contains a series of focussed questions that will help to assist with learning and discussion about, “A Guide to Police Services in Toronto”, DVD and pamphlet.

The Guide contains questions that will remind people of information like what phone number to call when there is an emergency or what documents drivers must show to the police if they are stopped.

The Guide also includes questions that can lead to interesting and beneficial conversations about the role police play in Canadian society and how people feel about the police.
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DVD available through the Toronto Public Library

The DVD “A Guide to Police Services in Toronto” is now available through the Toronto Public Library. Copies of the DVD can be borrowed from any branch of the Toronto Public Library.

Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish translations of the DVD are also available through the Library. Tamil, Vietnamese, and Korean translations will be available early in 2007.

You can order Newcomer booklets and copies of “A Guide to Police Services in Toronto” DVD by contacting Community Mobilization at 416-808-7070 or by email at communitymobilization@torontopolice.on.ca.