Destiny Discover
Day School LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers

Office Hours

Please note that these are the office hours and not the hours for the program itself. Please see schedule section below for information on program hours.

Monday to Friday: All locations and offices - 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Evening Hours

Mountain Campus (150 East 5th St.): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please note that you cannot sign up for ESL on Monday nights.

Downtown Campus (45 Young St.): Tuesday & Thursday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Stoney Creek Campus (60 Barlake): Monday & Wednesday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SPECIAL NOTE: All St. Charles offices will be closed for March Break (March 12-16, 2018). We apologize for any inconvenience,
Program Description Program Description

Program Description

Our LINC program offers opportunities to improve your English for work, life in Canada, or further studies. We offer English language instruction classes at all levels from Literacy to CLB 6. Enjoy the best quality of instruction, experience the Canadian culture and make friends from all around the world.

Childminding and bus tickets may be available to eligible applicants.

More English classes

- ESL Day School:
- ESL Summer: ...
- ESL Night: ...
- Specialized Training: Gain Canadian experience: ...
- ESL Credit: ...
- TOEFL Preparation: ...
- IELTS Preparation: ...

Who May Apply

18 years of age or older.
For non-English speaking adults, including: landed immigrants/permanent residents and convention refugees.

How To Register

Please call the YMCA Immigrant Settlement Service at 905-526-8452 to book a language assessment.
Then ask to attend one of our St Charles LINC classes nearest to your home.

Schedule and Locations

Enrol at any time
September - July
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Downtown Campus
45 Young Street (between John South and James South)
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1V1
Entrance and FREE Parking accessible from Augusta Street
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 6

Mountain Campus
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
Hamilton, Ontario L9A 2Z8
FREE Parking accessible from Brucedale Avenue
Tel: 905-577-0555 Press 5, then Press 0

Stoney Creek Campus
60 Barlake (Violet & Centennial)
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 1G7
FREE Parking accessible from Barlake Avenue
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 7

Downtown Campus
770 Main Street East (East of Emerald)
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1L1
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 8