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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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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Autumn activities in Canada for family fun

  Autumn, or fall, is a season to celebrate the harvest and prepare for the arrival of winter. With the cool crisp air and the beautiful autumn sceneries, there is so much to appreciate about the season.  And there is plenty to do with families, too. Appreciate nature Enjoy the natural beauty of the season, […]

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Jamaican Canadian Kayla A. Greaves on Black women and natural hair

Growing up in a Jamaican immigrant household in Montreal, Kayla A. Greaves has done a lot of soul searching about what it means to be Caribbean, a Black woman and a Canadian. Luckily, she’s a journalist and has the platform to talk about these issues in forums such as the Huffington Post, where she’s currently an […]

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Get a writing mentor from Diaspora Dialogues

Writers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have just a few more weeks to submit their work to be considered for Diaspora Dialogues’ brand new Short-Form Mentoring program. This new program will help amateur writers from York, Halton, Peel and Durham develop their skills in short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. While improving in their […]

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Top 25 Trish Mandewo hosts charity fundraiser for Sensabus Society

  One of this year’s RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, entrepreneur and children’s advocate Trish Mandewo, is hosting a charity fundraiser, July 13, to support her non-profit Sensabus Society of BC, which helps kids with autism and other sensory processing disorders. The fundraiser is a cocktail reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Golf […]

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Happy birthday! Celebrating your child’s special day

Celebrating birthdays is a big part of mainstream Canadian culture, especially for children. But different cultures often have different birthday traditions and beliefs. So how should you celebrate your child’s special day?   How to celebrate Your child will likely be invited to many birthday parties from school friends throughout the year. They might be […]

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