Canadian immigrant writes a children’s book about life in Jamaica

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 13:15:45 +0000

Jamaican-Canadian Kristina Morgan’s “Adventures of Nelly” captures a childhood in Jamaica to reflect the positivity, joy and diversity of the landscape. Set around the 1980s, this picture book is the first in a series of adventures of a young girl in the Jamaican countryside and provides an introduction to the culture and food.

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Refugees share stories and recipes in new cookbook: Download your free copy

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 22:15:28 +0000

A new cookbook, Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community, has been released to  commemorate the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s 70th anniversary. In this cookbook, 14 refugees across Canada open their hearts and homes to share their recipes and personal stories of resilience and hope. Participants originate from countries spanning the […]

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How to get someone’s name right if it’s unfamiliar to you

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:36:12 +0000

Imagine you have to say an unfamiliar name and are afraid to say it wrong. What do you do? Do you try to pronounce it even at the risk of getting it wrong or do you avoid the name (and perhaps the person) altogether? Do you maybe attempt to shorten the name or invent a […]

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Hustle and bustle in the kitchen during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:25:09 +0000

Many Canadians are finding innovative ways to unleash their creative side and are channelling their energies into hobbies and interests during this pandemic. While some are identifying a new interest, others are taking the opportunity to rediscover existing interests, and some are even turning their passions into a business opportunity.

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Online dating: Humour matters more than ‘good looks’ but immigrants struggle with local jokes

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:45:12 +0000

If humour is used in evaluating cultural fit in friendships, romantic relationships and employment, how long does it take for immigrants to navigate the culture of humour when making friends, seeking future partners or looking for jobs?

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Docu-series shares diverse stories of immigrants and first-generation Canadians

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:34:05 +0000

A new 30-episode docu-series titled ‘This Far’, launched on YouTube in early 2020, seeks to give more visibility to the journeys, trials and triumphs of  immigrants/newcomers and first-generation BPOC (Black and People of Colour) Canadians. 

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Literary festival goes virtual with a line-up of free events

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:30:01 +0000

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) returns for its 41st edition from October 22 to November 1, 2020, in a brand new virtual format that will be primarily free and accesssible from around the world. The festival brings together over 200 authors alongside musicians, artists and performers through live-streamed events, readings, performances, workshops and […]

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