Become a Volunteer Event Planner with NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto)

Thank you for your interest in becoming a NEAT Event Planner. Please fill out this form. It will take around 9 to 12 minutes to complete this form. Below are the details for the program FYI and review:

*. Are you a Newcomer looking for hands-on “Canadian” work experience?
*. Are you interested in event planning and social media marketing?
*. Do you enjoy learning about history, architecture or nature and sharing that knowledge with others?
*. Do you enjoy walking, exploring and meeting new people?
*. Do you want to learn new skills and enhance your public speaking skills?
*. Are you looking for flexible volunteer hours that would fit well with your schedule?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions -- THAT'S NEAT!

Newcomer Event Planners are matched with mentors to explore Toronto by walking and organize at least 2 guided tours or outdoor activities during 4 to 6 months' time.

NEAT teams work all around Toronto as per their own schedule and are expected to organize guided tours and outdoor activities.

*. Must be an immigrant or convention refugee
*. Must be 19 years of age or older
*. Must be able to commit to the program for a period of 4 to 6 months
*. Willingness to travel within Toronto
*. Ability to walk for a couple of hours or more
*. Willingness to spend time outdoors during fall/winter
*. Interest in exploring Toronto, organizing winter activities, learning new skills, openness to new ideas and using one’s full potential
*. Ability/willingness to work in a team as well as independently
*. CLB Level  and up is encouraged.

Contact Rubeen Chauhan, Mentorship Program Worker at 437-249-7103 /

Most orientation Sessions, Match Meetings and training are held at CultureLink’s office: 2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301 (Near Dundas West Subway station)

COVID19 -- due to this pandemic, NEAT orientation session and match meetings will be held online via Zoom. Once matched, Newcomers will continue to meet with their mentor and group members via mutually agreed online platform and may carry on their meetings in-person as per the directions from the city/health department.
Note: re Collecting immigration information:

This program is funded by IRCC - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (previously known as CIC - Citizenship and Immigration Canada). Therefore, we collect copy of immigration document (i.e. landing paper, permanent resident card, letter of acceptance of convention refugees status, etc.). This information is used to report to the funder on monthly basis.

Being the funder of our program, IRCC reserves the right to contact our newcomer clients via email or phone, in order to learn about their experiences and benefits of the program they attended, or were matched in.

For more information regarding how we handle information collected, please refer their privacy policy at:

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* 1. Do you have a valid Permanent Resident (PR) card or landing paper or letter of acceptance for Convention Refugees?

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* 2. Have you been matched with a CultureLink Mentor before: