Celebrating belonging on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, Canada Day and every day

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:47:37 +0000

Every year, June 27 is celebrated as Canadian Multiculturalism Day – a  day marked to celebrate and reflect upon the wealth of diversity that enriches our society. And Canada Day follows on July 1, Canada’s birthday – a celebration of the ratification of the Constitution Act this day in 1867. These are important dates for […]

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Tips to create your social support network and stay connected

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:21:22 +0000

Build and strengthen relationships for better health We all go through difficult periods in life. Having supportive people to count on can make the difference in managing those difficult times. Research has shown that having good social relationships contributes to improved psychological and physical well-being. In particular, social support can serve as a protective factor […]

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Navigating your way as a newcomer amid this global pandemic

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:30:01 +0000

Moving to a new country comes with many amazing opportunities and of course, obstacles. And for any newcomer who has recently arrived in Canada – your experience is completely unique as you try to find your way in a new country amid a global pandemic and widespread economic downturn. But if I have learned anything […]

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Valuable information to help identify and avoid loan scams

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:41:54 +0000

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought on many financial challenges and a number of newcomers and immigrants are actively seeking options for support. During these uncertain and difficult times, it is important to be more careful about fraudulent financing schemes and loan scams. According to statistics released by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, between 6 March and […]

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Connecting newcomers with communities: Explore Toronto and Mississauga by bike this summer

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:12:51 +0000

May Massijeh came to Canada in 2016 from Syria on a student visa. Like many newcomers, Canada was an incredible chance to start something new. But being a newcomer in Canada was also overwhelming, lonely, and even a little frightening. But she has been finding the courage to try many new things. Like learning to […]

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Coronavirus: Immigrants worry about social ties and finances

Credit to Author: Carlo Handy Charles| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 18:31:14 +0000

A recent Statistics Canada study reveals that immigrants and refugees are more likely than Canadian-born individuals to be worried about the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-four per cent of immigrants reported having high levels of concern about the maintenance of social ties and their ability to support one another during or […]

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Keeping the faith in this time of COVID-19

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:32:26 +0000

Lebanese-Canadian couple from the GTA, the Khouris, are not regular church goers. But attending Holy Week services, especially for Easter Sunday, was important to them. Given the current situation with COVID-19, they adapted and attended services online. “Even if we don’t go regularly to church, I always make it a point to go for Good […]

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Compassionate volunteers step up to the plate to help respond to COVID-19

Credit to Author: Vivien Fellegi| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:36:25 +0000

Spotlighting three volunteers who are making a difference in their communities during the COVID-19 crisis: in time for National Volunteer Week 2020 (April 19-25). A number of Canadian immigrants and newcomers are signing up to lend a hand in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, contributing their know-how to a wide range of initiatives across […]

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Winning advice for 2020

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:47:55 +0000

We asked a few of our RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants from 2019 to share their words of wisdom and inspirational tips as we take on 2020! Here is their winning advice.  Rola Dagher, President and CEO, Cisco Canada “Thirty years ago, I arrived from war-torn Lebanon with few possessions and no expectations; survival has […]

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Wellness tools and resources to boost mental health are available to help immigrants thrive

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:00:48 +0000

Anxiety and stress can be overwhelming for those looking to build a new life in Canada. Settlement programs along with wellness tools and resources to boost mental health are available to support immigrants reach their potential and thrive in their new home. Thirty-five-year old Sharmistha Manna’s enthusiasm is both unexpected and infectious. The Indian-born immigrant […]

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