Language Training Centre


Staff Easter Egg Hunt

April 17, 2014

The Winner
The staff of LTC had an Easter Egg hunt this week! Everyone received a little poem from the Easter Bunny, which was the clue they needed to find a hidden egg. Inside the egg, there were instructions on how to claim the big prize.
Laura Castillo, instructor of the English for Business Purposes program, used her clever riddle-solving skills to find the hiding spot – the egg was in the Library, behind the TESL Canada journals from 2005.
Congratulations, Laura!

Learn to Camp in Canada

April 15, 2014

Do you think you might want to experience the pleasure of camping overnight but you just need a helping hand?
This summer, register for Parks Canada’s “Learn To Camp” events, co-presented with Mountain Equipment Co-op! These events are hosted across Canada and offer you the opportunity to learn how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips.
Events feature workshops on camping related skills like how to set up a tent or cook in the outdoors. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy fun interpretive programs and other Parks Canada activities.
Where: Riding Mountain National Park (transportation will be provided)
When: June 14-15 or July 26-27
****Registrations will begin on April 18th 2014.****
For more information, call 1-888-773-8888 or visit this site.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Visa Students

April 4, 2014

Do you need help with your Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) application to Immigrate to Manitoba?
The MPNP holds information sessions on applying online to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Skilled Workers (including International Students), and can answer any general questions you may have.
Where: 213 Notre Dame Ave. (MPNP office, 7th Floor)
When: Information sessions are held on Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.
****To attend you must first register by phoning 204-945-2806.****

Free Workshops: Understanding the Canadian Legal System

April 4, 2014

Navigating the Legal System: A Free Legal Workshop for Women

This workshop will provide information on how the Canadian legal system works, what to expect when involved in it, and tips for dealing with lawyers.
Childcare (upon request), healthy snacks and bus tickets are available. This is a women-only event.
Where: 1150A Waverly Street
When: Monday, April 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
****Call 204-477-1123 to register.****
Click here for more information.

Law in the Library: Immigration Law

Are you looking for information on the legal aspects of immigration? If you want to know more about issues like immigration options, citizenship and sponsoring family members, you should attend this free workshop.
Where: Millennium Library (251 Donald Street), in the Buchwald Room
When: Monday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.
****Call 204-986-6779 to register.****

Buying a Home: A Free Legal Workshop for Community Women

This workshop will walk you through the steps involved in purchasing a home including writing an offer to purchase, entering into a mortgage and calculating the amount of money you will require, including legal fees and closing costs.
This is a women-only event. Childcare (upon request), healthy snacks and bus tickets are available.
Where: 1150A Waverly Street
When: Tuesday, April 29th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
****Call the Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre at 204-477-1123 to register.****

Wear Pink on April 9

April 4, 2014

April 9 is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all forms of bullying.
The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two high school students saw a gay student, wearing a pink shirt, being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic and transphobic bullying. The message was clear: anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.
Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us.


Post written by Diversity & Immigrant Student Support staff

It's Tax Time – Need Some Help?

April 3, 2014

Here is a list of Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics in Winnipeg that can provide you with tax information or help you file your taxes for free.
♦ Accueil Francophone (#104 – 420 Des Meurons Street)
March 10 – April 30; Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  Phone: 204-975-4250
♦  Bilingual Service Centre, (#100 – 614 Rue Des Meurons)
March 11 – April 15; every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome – English or French
* Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Norquay Building (401 York Avenue, basement auditorium)
February 25 – April 30; every Tuesday to Friday,   9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome – English
* Clients are encouraged to come early to ensure they will be seen by a volunteer, as this clinic typically sees a large volume of clients.
♦ Service Canada Centre (1001 St. Mary’s Road)
February 27 – April 24, Every Thursday – 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m
No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome – English
* Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income. Income limits: less than $30,000 (single person), less than $35,000 (single parent) and less than $40,000 (couple).

(Based on information from Canada Revenue Agency           


Free Computer Course for Academic Purposes

April 3, 2014

The Global Welcome Centre at the University of Winnipeg is offering a Computer Course for Academic Purposes. It is designed to teach the language of computers, and improve students’ abilities in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for post-secondary study. This program is offered to permanent residents at no cost.
This class is not for employment purposes and is offered only for individuals with permanent resident status who are currently attending post-secondary education or plan to be in the near future. To succeed in this program, applicants are advised have an intermediate language level. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Session Dates: April 12 – May 31, 2014.
Class Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each Saturday for 8 weeks
Deadline for applications: extended until April 4, 2014
Location: The University of Winnipeg
Contact the Global Welcome Centre for more information or to register:
Call: 204.258.2946
Location: Room 1E04, 511 Ellice Avenue
Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Winter in Winnipeg

February 10, 2014

These beautiful photos of deer in the winter time were taken by an LTC student.