New film ‘Because We Are Girls’ tells story of three Punjabi Canadian sisters and their sexual abuse

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:17:30 +0000

The National Film Board of Canada has released a new documentary film about three Punjabi-Canadian sisters from B.C. Because We Are Girls, by Baljit Sangra, is a feature-length, intimate documentary about these sisters who have a devastating secret: they were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for […]

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Inspiring influencers featured in this year’s Immigrant Women of Inspiration

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 05:58:25 +0000

Our sixth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special picks four amazing women who are influencing change In today’s era of Instagram influencers, the notion of what influence is has perhaps become a little distorted. Real influence is about more than encouraging others on what shoes to buy or makeup to wear, it’s about inspiring meaningful […]

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Bad sleeping habits? Create a family bedtime routine

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:59:08 +0000

Sleep is vital to our wellbeing.  Quality and quantity of sleep is more important than most realize, as it can affect one’s physical and mental health.  In mild cases, sleeping problems might lead to inability to concentrate, irritability, obesity; in severe cases, sleep deprivation can even result in death. There are no hard and fast […]

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Getting serious about addressing racism in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:09:42 +0000

Yesterday was the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations called on all levels of government to get serious about addressing racism in Canada. “We have had enough of the talking.  We need meaningful, focused and concerted action to address racism, particularly systemic racism, in Canada, […]

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Play ‘Woods are Dark and Deep’ explores immigrant internment during the war

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:14:46 +0000

Mladen Obradović, a Montenegrin-Canadian immigrant theatre artist, is presenting a new play at Factory Theatre in Toronto, March 21-27, 2019, that talks about the identity of an immigrant in this country. Written by Obradović and directed by Sandra Cardinal, The Woods are Dark and Deep is about Serbian and Ukrainian immigrants detained in a Canadian […]

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Canadians share most favourable view of immigrants, global study finds

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:27:53 +0000

Canadians have the most favourable opinion of immigrants among the world’s top migrant destination countries, viewing newcomers as a strength rather than a burden, says a new international survey. The report by Washington-based Pew Research Center also found Canadians are the least likely to blame immigrants for crime or an increased risk of terrorism, among the respondents […]

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A message for women professionals on International Women’s Day

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:50:24 +0000

It’s International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, with an international theme of #balanceforbetter, and Neelam Sahota, CEO of not-for-profit DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, knows firsthand what it takes for women professionals, especially those from immigrant backgrounds, to take their equal place at the table. For starters, it takes planning and confidence — and a […]

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Beyond wearing pink, what can we do to overcome bullying?

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:42:32 +0000

It’s Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day to stand up against bullying Pink Shirt Day, on February 27, 2019, is a day when people wear pink in solidarity to symbolize taking a stand against bullying. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia, Canada, when a group of students stood up for a student being […]

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Is ‘cold and flu season’ making you sick?

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:36:47 +0000

Few people can afford to be sick. Sickness negatively affects our ability to function well, in all our various roles, at work and at home. As newcomers to Canada, we are normally required to wait a few months before having full access to publicly funded health care services. If we are job searching, it can […]

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Grants for community-building programs available in B.C.

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:10:35 +0000

Neighbourhood Small Grants Program now open for applications Have an idea to bring your neighbours together in your community, celebrate diversity and increase a sense of belonging? Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) from the Vancouver Foundation are once again available for people who want to make a difference in their neighbourhoods. Grants of up to $500 are […]

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