Bayan Khatib finds her true calling in helping Syrian refugees

Credit to Author: Vivien| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:04:40 +0000

Syrian Canadian Foundation Executive Director Bayan Khatib knows what it’s like to feel utterly lost. When Khatib was a baby, her father, a Syrian political prisoner, escaped and fled to the US with her mother, leaving her behind with grandparents. By the time they reclaimed her, the couple had three more children. Khatib’s brother, jealous […]

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Immigrant entrepreneur shares advice with newcomers

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 02:36:30 +0000

Immigrant restaurateur and entrepreneur Mohamed Fakih, CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, speaks from his experience and offers advice to newcomers to Canada. Welcome to the best nation on Earth – a place of peace, fairness and justice. This is your new country, your new flag, your new home. It is a place that will win […]

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6th Annual Oakville Diwali Gala to Raise Funds for OTMH

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:32:38 +0000

News Release Oakville, July 30, 2019 Plans are underway for the 2019 Oakville Diwali Gala, Oakville’s largest South Asian gala, in support of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. On September 20thmore than 400 guests will enjoy a glamorous evening as Oakville Diwali presents Lights, Camera, Auction!  This year’s event will directly benefit the expansion of the […]

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GTA investing in multiculturalism and anti-racism initiatives

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:15:40 +0000

Almost $6 million has been provided in funding since 2017 to 42 Greater Toronto Area (GTA) organizations that promote diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, according to a press release from the Department of Canadian Heritage. The funding is being provided through the Projects, Community Capacity Building and Community Support for Black Youth components of the […]

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Tips for staying healthy in the summer heat

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 01:41:03 +0000

Summertime is definitely fun and heat lovers may be enjoying the high temperatures. But did you know that extreme heat can pose health risks? According to Health Canada, over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of the country. Here are […]

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Applications are now open for Youth Leadership Award

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:43:05 +0000

Youth of any sexual orientation or gender identity are now welcome to apply to the LGBTQ+ January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award. Launched in 2015 by Sher Vancouver, the award recognizes youth (16 to 30 years of age) who have demonstrated involvement, commitment and leadership in the LGBTQ community whether locally, nationally or internationally. Sher […]

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25 things to do in the summer with kids for free, cheap, outdoor or indoor

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 05:56:49 +0000

Need some inspiration for activities to do with the family in the summer? Here is a list of 25 ideas that are free or cheap for any family to try. Outdoor fun for kids Go for a nature walk or hike on trails. Make it more fun with nature scavenger hunts and other games. But […]

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Newcomers and Canadian high schools students are friendly, but not friends

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:35:41 +0000

As international migration continues to grow in scope, complexity and impact, social integration of newcomers has become an issue of global concern. It’s particularly a salient issue for Canada, a country with one of the highest global rates of immigration. During the five years between 2006 and 2011, more than one million foreign-born people immigrated […]

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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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