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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Feb 4, 2021 Message from the ED and Board of Directors

Dear learners, tutors, members and friends of ELTOC,

We hope this finds you and your families well as we embark on a new year with cautious optimism that our community’s resilience in adhering to the emergency measures and stay at home orders are helping to contain the spread of the virus. It is time to step back and acknowledge how much each and every one of you has achieved since March 2020 in assisting in the transition of ELTOC’s operations and program to online, ensuring that the necessary preventative measures and safeguards are in place and followed during these challenging times. ...

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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.