Conversation Circles

Helping newcomers connect with each other and practice speaking English

Conversation Circles 

Conversation Circles gives newcomers an opportunity to connect with each other and practice speaking English, while learning about Canadian culture and their new community from a volunteer. Both in-person and online options are available for participants to join.

Conversation Circles is a Community Connections program and all services are free.

Dates and Times

Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:30am (In-Person)

  • 3471 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm (In-Person/Virtual)

  • 2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

Conversation Circles run weekly throughout the year from September to July, with breaks in December, March, and August.  

To Register

Call or email Rupinder



I love my class with Miss Sieglinde [Community Connections Volunteer] she is very active, the slides, the way I learn new things, the corrections and the exercises that force you to think and learn.


Newcomer and Conversation Circle Participant

Volunteers Wanted

Do you love meeting new people?  Are you interested in learning about other cultures?
Would you enjoy supporting newcomers as they settle in Abbotsford? 

Canada is a multiethnic country and a multicultural society. It is really important for newcomers to Canada to learn English quickly and learn various cultures in order to settle down as a member of society. In this respect, the conversation circle provides these opportunities to newcomers, which greatly helps them settle down and live as Canadians. 


Newcomer and Conversation Circle Participant


Office Hours

Tuesdays 10am-11:30am
Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm


Emmanuel Mennonite Church

3471 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford

Archway Community Services

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

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