Circle of Friends has provided English classes for over 30 years in a welcoming, convenient, downtown community setting. Classes are held at the Victoria Park Community Centre, located within an apartment complex at 155 Queen St. N. 

LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) is funded by IRCC. Classes are FREE for LINC students. 

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Students have a choice of morning classes, afternoon classes or all day classes. 

A lunch room is available.

Class Schedule








no classes Friday afternoons and P.A Days



School Closures


If the school closes for any reason (example: bad weather) a notice will be posted on the Home page.

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If the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) announces a closure, this decision also applies to Adult LINC classes at Circle of Friends.

If the weather deteriorates during the day, the LINC Coordinator will make a decision to send students and staff home early.

The following Hamilton radio stations will announce closures if and when applicable.

  • 900 CHML (AM)
  • 820 CHAM (AM)
  • 1150 CKOC (AM)
  • 94.7 WAVE (FM)
  • 102.9 K-LITE (FM)
  • 107.9 Y108(FM)

The Hamilton Spectator also post school closures on their website.