Ways to get mental health support and a comprehensive list of resources

Credit to Author: Nandini Tirumala| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 21:25:51 +0000

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With the ongoing pandemic, worrisome situations locally as well as in other countries where loved ones are suffering can be difficult for many. Mental well-being can be affected and needs to be monitored and looked after. Knowing that you need help and learning where to get help is important for newcomers and immigrants.

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A taste of international flavours from home: Virtual Food Expo

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:13:51 +0000

On April 17 and 18, 2021, the virtual Toronto Artistic Food Expo, featured a wide range of cuisines from diverse cultures including Japanese, Jamaican, Thai, Indian, Italian, Chinese and Mexican, and showcased the culinary talents of local restaurants and chefs from different cultural backgrounds.

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Seven ‘read-aloud’ tips for parents to help prevent children’s COVID-19 pandemic learning loss

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:16:30 +0000

COVID-19 has been with us for a year, and the negative consequences of disrupted learning are becoming clear especially for our youngest learners. Because reading underlies all academic work and long-term educational success, building reading skills in children particularly between grades 1 and 4 should concern parents.

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7 ‘read-aloud’ tips for parents to help prevent children’s COVID-19 pandemic learning loss

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:16:30 +0000

COVID-19 has been with us for a year, and the negative consequences of disrupted learning are becoming clear especially for our youngest learners. Because reading underlies all academic work and long-term educational success, building reading skills in children particularly between grades 1 and 4 should concern parents.

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Dr. Theresa Tam featured in this year’s Immigrant Women of Inspiration

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:02:16 +0000

Dr. Theresa Tam has been chosen as one of Canadian Immigrant’s 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration. This year, we shine a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage, confidence and dedication every day of this pandemic, making vital contributions to improving the lives of people in Canada in their own unique ways.

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Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:56:51 +0000

Our eighth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage, confidence and dedication every day of this pandemic, making vital contributions to improving the lives of people in Canada in their own unique ways.

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Same storm, different boat

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:28:19 +0000

Many of us continue to live and work very differently compared with a year ago. We may have become used to this ‘new normal’ but that doesn’t mean we are happy about it. It can take a while to adjust and settle to sudden change.

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Virtual volunteering during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:57:09 +0000

Giving back to the community, a professional boost and their own mental wellbeing are all reasons why newcomers enjoy and recommend volunteering during COVID-19.

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Springing into action: Making the most of the warmer weather

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 21:37:47 +0000

Spring always brings with it a sense of optimism and anticipation and this year, with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, we have even more to look forward to! A few of our longtime contributors share how they plan to make the most of this lovely season.

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Preserving family traditions during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 01:22:58 +0000

Families could be missing out on  practicing family traditions and culture during the pandemic due to limited opportunities to gather and celebrate; yet this is the time when we most need to keep family grounded and connected with traditions.

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