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Take the Uncertainty Out of Tax Season with Free Library Workshops and Clinics

City services | March 14, 2023

April is tax season, and we’re here to help. From return to refund, Mississauga Library, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, is here to ease some of the stress caused by tax season with free workshops and tax clinics. The library strives to educate and empower Mississauga residents by providing programs that reflect their needs and interests. This includes helping residents understand their taxes, complete their tax return and get the benefits and credits they’re entitled to.

Whether you’re a retiree, a teen with your first job, a newcomer to Canada or someone in need of a tax refresher, you can learn about a range of topics. Workshops include information about how the Canadian tax system works, how to file your tax return and ways to protect yourself from tax scams.

Workshop and Clinic Details 


Free, online and in-person tax workshops and clinics.

Registration is required for the online workshops and can be completed online. In-person programs do not require registration and are first come-first served. Residents interested in coming to a tax clinic can book an appointment with library staff in person or over the phone.


  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Retirees and older adults
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Teens, students and young adults
  • First-time tax filers
  • Anyone interested in a refresher on how to file their taxes and avoid tax scams

Tax Workshops

  • Doing Your Taxes
    March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Online
    April 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. | In-person at Erin Meadows Library
    Learn how to gather your information and complete your tax return so you can get the benefits and credits you’re entitled to. Perfect for first-time tax filers and anyone who needs an introduction or refresher.
  • Tax Basics for Retirees (55+)
    March 22, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | In-person at Clarkson Library
    Learn about benefits and credits, options for paying your taxes and ways to protect yourself from tax scams.
  • Tax Basics for Newcomers
    March 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Online
    Topics include how the Canadian tax system works, how to report income and how to get the credits and benefits you’re entitled to in your first years in Canada.
  • Tax Basics for Youth
    April 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m. | Online
    Working your first job? Come and learn about the Canadian tax system, how to report income and the credits and benefits that you’re entitled to receive.

Tax Clinics

Eligible residents can also get support through the library’s free tax clinics, offered at various library locations throughout March and April. Tax returns are prepared by volunteers with Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario, Halton-Peel Association, through the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Visit for more information about the library’s tax workshops and clinics.

The library offers a variety of free, online and in-person programs that provide residents with opportunities to discover, learn and explore new topics and areas of interest. Through Active Mississauga, the library also offers programs and resources for newcomers to Canada, individuals on the job hunt, those looking to join in on social activities and more.

To see all of the programs offered by the library, visit


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