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Newcomer to Canada? Here because of conflict? Let's help you with English.

Our language program is a unique way to learn English, and is perfect for newcomers in Canada who are on waiting lists or have to work.

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The Haven language program is simple.

Lessons with teachers

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Professional teachers. Private and small-group (max 4 students) classes.


Classes are 80% discounted, only $5 to $7.50 per class.


Practice with Canadians

Meet Canadian volunteers for 30 minute online or in-person conversations. 100% free.

The perfect way to improve your confidence with native speakers!

Meet our teachers

We hire teachers to provide flexible online classes for refugee students. Refugees practice English with Canadian volunteers, boosting confidence and community connections, and have access to our learning resource library.


Areej Alasadi

A newcomer from Syria, Areej has over 10 years of teaching experience in universities in Damascus.


Olga Vorobiova

A newcomer from Ukraine, Olga has over 20 years of experience teaching English back home.


Larysa Sokolovska

A newcomer from Ukraine, Larysa is based in Ottawa and is a talented teacher.


Yuliia Shabaranska

A newcomer from Ukraine, Yuliia is teaching our intermediate level English students.


This program was made possible by the team at Open Arms.

Founded in 2021, Open Arms is a Toronto based organization dedicated to helping people fleeing conflict around the world transition to a new life in Canada. They have raised over $100,000 to support people who are impacted by global conflict to access the necessary resources and community required to start their new lives. 


Open Arms is proud to be partnering with Haven to provide support for learning English, one of the biggest barriers to creating a successful life in Canada.

Do you have any questions?

Reach out to our team at

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