Eltoc Community and Volunteers
Eltoc Community and Volunteers
Eltoc Community and Volunteers

Volunteers Helping Newcomers Since 1992

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English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC) makes a significant difference in the lives of more than 200 newcomers each year by offering Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), an English language training program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that facilitates the integration of newcomers to Canada. Since 1992, ELTOC has been providing individualized and accessible home-based LINC tutoring to eligible newcomers who cannot attend regular ESL classes, thereby helping them gain the confidence and community ties that will help them integrate into Canadian society.

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Our Program

Newcomers are matched to volunteers in the community who are trained, mentored and supported by ELTOC ESL Education Counsellors that are TESL/OCELT certified. Our program is offered in the learners’ homes based on a mutually convenient schedule, i.e. day, evening or on weekends. Learners are taught practical topics such as housing, banking, citizenship, how to get a job, etc. The program is offered to permanent residents and protected persons ages 18 and older.

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Oct 1 2020 COVID-19 Message from the Board & Executive Director

Dear learners, tutors, and friends of ELTOC, The summer months seem to have flown by far too quickly and the fall is now upon us. We hope you and your families continue to be well and were able to take advantage of the good weather in the safe and responsible ways that are our new normal. What we have learned from Ontario entering Stage 3 of reopening the economy is that the vigilant practice of preventative measures in addressing COVID-19 is more critical than ever. We would like to thank you all for keeping our safety practices at the forefront when working, tutoring or learning. It has required significant adaptability on the part of many to safeguard our operating and program environments and you have risen to the occasion. ... click here to continue reading the message
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English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC) relies on the help of over 125 volunteers to tutor one-on-one practical English as a second language skills to adult newcomers who cannot attend school.