A new voter’s guide for the Ontario provincial election

The 2018 provincial election in Ontario is on June 7. If you are 18 and older, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario, you will soon be able to have your say in choosing your provincial representatives. If you’re a new citizen and have never voted here before, the process of voting may seem […]

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Responding with openness and tolerance amidst rising populism

With recent reports of the rise of populism and anti-immigrant sentiment around the world, it’s important to know: are Canadians more or less supportive of newcomers and ethnic and religious diversity today than a decade ago? Just last month, the Mowat Centre released the results of their survey, Portraits 2017: Immigration & Diversity. Comparing results […]

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Reflect on 2017, move ahead in 2018: tips from columnist Ivy Chiu

As 2017 approaches year end, the opportunity to reflect on the year that has past, and set new goals for 2018 is a way to start the New Year off right. In Canada, a common tradition at the end of each year is to set New Year’s resolutions; these are personal goals or commitments that […]

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Diwali Festival of Lights attendee receives $1,000 from RBC’s Someday contest

At the Diwali Festival of Lights, presented by RBC on October 21-22 at the Bramalea City Centre, not only were there lights, entertainment and much to celebrate, there was an RBC Someday contest valued at $1,000. RBC is pleased to announce the winner is Meh Wish Kamal, who won $1,000 by taking part in the RBC […]

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When opportunity knocks, author/speaker Sukhjit Singh says ‘open the door’

Indian-born Sukhjit Singh is one of those people who has an upbeat, positive attitude that makes you think anything is possible. It’s why he was named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant back in 2013, after only being in Canada for three years. And it’s no doubt why the career and settlement specialist with Peel […]

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Beating the winter blues as the cold weather sets in

As 10-year-old Carlos Castano exited Toronto Pearson Airport, he was greeted by brisk, Canadian air for the first time in his life. It was a happy moment, as the Colombian-born boy was ready to take on the new adventure of immigrating to Canada with his family. “As a kid, it was exciting to learn a […]

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