Toastmasters is an international organization focused on practicing public speaking. Many New Canadians as well as many Canadians benefit hugely from joining Toastmasters. We are told by persons who graduated from Toastmasters that they grew in confidence and poise as they acquired the habit of making small speeches in front of others. By joining this friendly group, you also acquire skills in how Canadian meetings are run, how feedback is effectively given, and you will network and make new connections.
There are a number of clubs which meet at different times throughout the community. Often you can join in a couple of meetings to try it out before you’re required to sign up as a member.
Follow this link to find a list of clubs in Kitchener-Waterloo.