Six empowering women named in our fifth annual Immigrant Women of Inspiration special

Canadian Immigrant presents our fifth annual “Immigrant Women of Inspiration” special, with a focus on a group of talented, passionate women with strong voices who all share a common inspiration — to help other immigrant women break out of silence and find their own voice. It’s important work. While the issues that all women face […]

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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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Free childcare for kids aged 2.5 to 5 is coming to Ontario in 2020

Free preschool is coming to Ontario. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that full-day licensed child care will become free for preschool children from the age of 2.5 until they are eligible to start kindergarten, beginning in 2020. Free preschool child care will save families an estimated $17,000 per child, allow parents to go back […]

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Celebrate spring with a traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival in Richmond

It’s spring, which means it’s almost time for the breathtaking annual display of pink cherry blossoms in bloom, and the festivities that go along with it, including the second annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival on April 8 at Garry Point Park, which is home to 255 Akebono Cherry Trees. “Last April, in spite of a […]

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On International Women’s Day, Minister Maryam Monsef asks ‘What does feminism mean to you?’

It’s International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018), and Maryam Monsef, minister of status of women in Canada, wants Canadians to celebrate the day by sharing what feminism means to you (#MyFeminism). For Canadian immigrant Monsef, it means, in part, women’s economic empowerment.     Women’s economic empowerment in Canada Following on the heels of  last […]

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Struggling to get your children to communicate? Tips to get kids talking

Engaging in meaningful conversation with your children is a great way to connect and build stronger relationships. It can help you gain insight into your child’s inner world and get to know them in a more meaningful way.  However, with differences in personalities, age and culture, on top of busy schedules, it can be challenging […]

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8 things to know about Chinese New Year

It’s almost time to usher in Chinese New Year 2018! Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar Festival, the traditional celebration lasts between seven to 15 days. Families gather to celebrate, feast and rejoice in the new.  Here are eight things to know about this holiday celebrated by Chinese and others around the world. […]

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Multicultural Calendar: February 2018

February 2018 Black History Month (Canada) In Canada, February was officially recognized as Black History Month in December 1995, following a parliamentary motion introduced by the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, Jean Augustine, an immigrant from Grenada. Heart Month (Canada) During February, many events take place to raise awareness about heart health and […]

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