Dealing with COVID-19 challenges: Shedding for growth

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:34:04 +0000

Last month I found a snakeskin lying on the grass. Its scale marks and pattern were beautiful. I stood looking at it with a child-like curiosity and joy. The next day, close to that same spot, a black, shiny snake slithered and stretched past me, as if he were showing off his new look and […]

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Celebrating belonging on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, Canada Day and every day

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:47:37 +0000

Every year, June 27 is celebrated as Canadian Multiculturalism Day – a  day marked to celebrate and reflect upon the wealth of diversity that enriches our society. And Canada Day follows on July 1, Canada’s birthday – a celebration of the ratification of the Constitution Act this day in 1867. These are important dates for […]

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Tips to create your social support network and stay connected

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:21:22 +0000

Build and strengthen relationships for better health We all go through difficult periods in life. Having supportive people to count on can make the difference in managing those difficult times. Research has shown that having good social relationships contributes to improved psychological and physical well-being. In particular, social support can serve as a protective factor […]

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Navigating your way as a newcomer amid this global pandemic

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:30:01 +0000

Moving to a new country comes with many amazing opportunities and of course, obstacles. And for any newcomer who has recently arrived in Canada – your experience is completely unique as you try to find your way in a new country amid a global pandemic and widespread economic downturn. But if I have learned anything […]

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A message of solidarity and commitment to diversity and inclusion

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:24:04 +0000

At Canadian Immigrant, we tell many heartwarming stories of diversity and integration. We share success stories of newcomers who’ve made Canada their home. We speak to experts in various fields who share their advice based on their own experiences about how newcomers and immigrants can build vibrant new lives in their adopted home. But, at […]

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Valuable information to help identify and avoid loan scams

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:41:54 +0000

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought on many financial challenges and a number of newcomers and immigrants are actively seeking options for support. During these uncertain and difficult times, it is important to be more careful about fraudulent financing schemes and loan scams. According to statistics released by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, between 6 March and […]

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Connecting newcomers with communities: Explore Toronto and Mississauga by bike this summer

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:12:51 +0000

May Massijeh came to Canada in 2016 from Syria on a student visa. Like many newcomers, Canada was an incredible chance to start something new. But being a newcomer in Canada was also overwhelming, lonely, and even a little frightening. But she has been finding the courage to try many new things. Like learning to […]

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Coronavirus: Immigrants worry about social ties and finances

Credit to Author: Carlo Handy Charles| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 18:31:14 +0000

A recent Statistics Canada study reveals that immigrants and refugees are more likely than Canadian-born individuals to be worried about the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-four per cent of immigrants reported having high levels of concern about the maintenance of social ties and their ability to support one another during or […]

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Life during and after lockdown: Managing our thoughts and feelings

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 13:58:37 +0000

It is an understatement to say that many people are experiencing stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. It is likely you have felt some of that stress as you have adjusted and continue to adjust to a new way of being, and living your life, in this altered universe. All of us […]

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Community voices share diverse perspectives in the time of COVID-19

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 20:45:15 +0000

Voices from the community share diverse perspectives in ongoing virtual conversations being organized by Myseum Toronto, a nonprofit convening, curating and sharing stories of Toronto through engaging programs and experiences. In May 2020, a two-part series titled ‘Stories of Collective Care in the Time of COVID-19’ brings together diverse voices from the community to speak […]

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