Winning advice for 2020

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:47:55 +0000

We asked a few of our RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants from 2019 to share their words of wisdom and inspirational tips as we take on 2020! Here is their winning advice.  Rola Dagher, President and CEO, Cisco Canada “Thirty years ago, I arrived from war-torn Lebanon with few possessions and no expectations; survival has […]

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Wellness tools and resources to boost mental health are available to help immigrants thrive

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:00:48 +0000

Anxiety and stress can be overwhelming for those looking to build a new life in Canada. Settlement programs along with wellness tools and resources to boost mental health are available to support immigrants reach their potential and thrive in their new home. Thirty-five-year old Sharmistha Manna’s enthusiasm is both unexpected and infectious. The Indian-born immigrant […]

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What will your year 2020 look like? Review, assess and set goals

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:14:13 +0000

Every year offers an opportunity for a new beginning; for a fresh start. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to look ahead and set some new goals and targets for 2020. Review the positives from 2019 It is common for some of us to end a year feeling deflated and disappointed […]

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The power of the printed word

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:15:44 +0000

Seven reasons why print books are still powerful tools in the digital world With increasing use of technologies, many parents are turning to electronic books, or other audio-visual media to replace reading old-fashioned print books to children. Does this mean that print books are obsolete? While there are pros and cons to both options, I […]

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Five rules from psychology to help keep your new year’s resolutions

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 19:19:45 +0000

We are creatures of habit. Between a third and half of our behaviour is habitual, according to research estimates. Unfortunately, our bad habits compromise our health, wealth and happiness. On average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. But positive behavioural change is harder than self-help books would have us believe. Only 40% of […]

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If in doubt, let them out — children have the right to play

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:19:05 +0000

[By Mark S. Tremblay, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa and Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia] New research from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey reaffirmed the dramatic decline in Canadian children’s fitness seen over the past 35 years — with only one-third of Canadian school-aged children meeting physical activity guidelines. Other research from the same […]

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10 things you might not know about Christmas in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 04:00:15 +0000

Christmas in Canada is a wonderful time of year, breaking up the cold weather with beautiful lights, music and celebrations.  If you’re a newcomer to Canada, here are 10 facts to know about the holiday. Canadians are known for being polite and may refrain from wishing you a “Merry Christmas,” so as not to offend […]

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Bend it like Beckham musical comes to Toronto

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:08:45 +0000

Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend it Films and Kintop Pictures in association with TO Live, have announced the lead creative team of their upcoming North American premiere production of Bend it like Beckham: The Musical.  Playing from December 17, 2019 – January 5, 2020 at the Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, rehearsals […]

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Twenty newcomer artists recognized through neighbourhood arts awards

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:55:36 +0000

From a Bangladeshi hard-of-hearing visual artist drawn to painting due to its accessibility as a visual art form, to a Cuban writer, filmmaker and storyteller exploring themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood, to an artist inspired by her Indian roots to modernize the traditional Bharatanatyam dance form through teaching and performance – the profiles of […]

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Planning to put up a Christmas tree this holiday season?

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:29:27 +0000

The Christmas tree is the centerpiece in many homes at this time of year.  Many newcomers and families of varied backgrounds and different faiths are choosing to put up Christmas trees, decorations and lights as they get into the spirit of the holiday season. Some prefer buying a real tree and others like the easier […]

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