Online dating: Humour matters more than ‘good looks’ but immigrants struggle with local jokes

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:45:12 +0000

If humour is used in evaluating cultural fit in friendships, romantic relationships and employment, how long does it take for immigrants to navigate the culture of humour when making friends, seeking future partners or looking for jobs?

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The importance of being an effective advocate for your child

Credit to Author: Nandini Tirumala| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 21:54:12 +0000

Parents are the child’s first and best advocate. Advocacy is being able to speak, write, represent or act on your child’s behalf as they may not have the knowledge, skills or experience to advocate for themselves. Many professionals and agencies can help with advocacy activities; however, parents remain the central and most important support for […]

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How do you rate your listening skills?

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:46:18 +0000

Learning to listen is an active process that takes work We have two ears and one tongue for a reason. Most claim it is because we are supposed to listen twice as much as we speak. Others have suggested it is because listening is twice as hard as talking. Most of us like to think […]

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Helping children with pandemic anxiety

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:56:30 +0000

The stress caused by the pandemic has impacted everyone, but can be especially detrimental to children. Children are especially vulnerable due to lack of coping skills, with some unable to express when they are not coping well.

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Docu-series shares diverse stories of immigrants and first-generation Canadians

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:34:05 +0000

A new 30-episode docu-series titled ‘This Far’, launched on YouTube in early 2020, seeks to give more visibility to the journeys, trials and triumphs of  immigrants/newcomers and first-generation BPOC (Black and People of Colour) Canadians. 

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Literary festival goes virtual with a line-up of free events

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:30:01 +0000

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) returns for its 41st edition from October 22 to November 1, 2020, in a brand new virtual format that will be primarily free and accesssible from around the world. The festival brings together over 200 authors alongside musicians, artists and performers through live-streamed events, readings, performances, workshops and […]

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Keep calm and carry on: Virus or no virus, make the best of your summer

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 22:40:55 +0000

2020 is fast becoming the year we will always remember.  A year that will be recorded in the history books as that of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A time of crisis, challenge, change, uncertainty, cancellations, loss, trauma, sickness, death, grief, chaos, stress – all in epic proportions. As we celebrated the start of a new […]

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Maintaining family connections during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 22:26:18 +0000

Find meaningful ways to keep your children connected with extended family members Due to the global pandemic, connecting your children with extended family members such as grandparents can be challenging. While it might not be possible to visit or even make plans to visit those near and far, there are many ways that we can […]

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Recognize and question gender stereotypes to protect young women’s mental health

Credit to Author: Nandini Tirumala| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:00:19 +0000

Gender stereotypes create barriers that can prevent people from reaching their true potential. It can create a lot of harm and lead to mental health problems. The stereotypes are simplistic over-generalizations or preconceived ideas about gender attributes, differences and roles of individuals or groups in society. Stereotypes such as boys are strong and girls are […]

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Voices from the community: Contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:48:50 +0000

As they say, every crisis brings with it a new opportunity to adapt and grow. Here are some diverse voices from the community sharing their own unique stories in these pandemic times. Dr. Harpreet Singh Bajaj is very invested in ensuring better health care for the community, especially in a time like this pandemic, as […]

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