The unifying power of sports. Let’s go Raptors!

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:20:35 +0000

The share of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest level in almost a century – nearly 22 percent of the population, with the country welcoming 1.2 million new immigrants between 2011 and 2016 alone, according to the latest census numbers. And, new arrivals are always faced with challenges no matter how prepared we think […]

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Raptors fan Mohamad Fakih revels in win

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:14:52 +0000

“When we celebrate the Raptors we are more alike than we are different” says Raptors fan and immigrant success story Mohamad Fakih Sports has a way of breaking down barriers and fostering positive connections. The recent NBA playoffs brought together people from all cultures and communities from across Canada to rally around the Toronto Raptors. […]

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Sports is common ground. Let’s go Raptors!

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:20:35 +0000

The share of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest level in almost a century – nearly 22 percent of the population, with the country welcoming 1.2 million new immigrants between 2011 and 2016 alone, according to the latest census numbers. And, new arrivals are always faced with challenges no matter how prepared we think […]

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Raptors fan Mohamad Fakih revels in Raptors win

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:14:52 +0000

“When we celebrate the Raptors we are more alike than we are different” says Raptors fan and immigrant success story Mohamad Fakih Sports has a way of breaking down barriers and fostering positive connections. The recent NBA playoffs brought together people from all cultures and communities from across Canada to rally around the Toronto Raptors. […]

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Summer fun: explore your local community & more

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 02:45:57 +0000

Newcomers to Canada can look forward to a hot, hot summer full of fun activities with the family, especially with the young ones. This is also the perfect time and opportunity to get to know your neighbours and the community at large. Explore your neighbourhood Summer is short – eight weeks and some change. Keep […]

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Beware of top scams: newcomers vulnerable

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:54:31 +0000

Every year, Canada’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) releases its National List of Top 10 Scams to promote scam awareness and fraud prevention across the country. BBB reports that in 2018 alone, Canadians lost over $121 million to scammers, moving up from $95 million in 2017, and more than doubling the amount from 2015. While the […]

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Don’t miss Mississauga Polish Day on June 8

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:54:23 +0000

Experience Polish culture, right in Mississauga! Mississauga Polish Day is the city’s annual Polish cultural festival, celebrating Polish-Canadian contribution towards Canada’s rich cultural mosaic. The festival offers a full day (from noon to 11 p.m.) of music, dance, art and cultural exhibits, children’s village with activities for kids, film screenings, traditional food (think sausages, pierogies, […]

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explorASIAN Recognition Gala celebrates Asian-Canadian culture

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:49:17 +0000

Every year, after a very active month full of cultural events, Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) culminates its explorASIAN Festival with a Recognition Gala to celebrate and thank individuals, and/or cultural organizations that have made a difference in the Pan-Asian and Asian-Canadian arts and culture in the city’s communities and neighbourhoods. One of the […]

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The Volunteer factor: making connections

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2019 16:33:54 +0000

A few weeks ago, I participated in National Volunteer Week, an annual event that formally recognizes, celebrates and gives thanks for Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. That’s 44% of the population in Canada, or approximately, 1 in 2 Canadians, aged 15 years and above, who give their time (collectively 2.07 billion hours), energy and skills to […]

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