How my family dealt with a health emergency during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:48:08 +0000

Recently, in August, my husband came back from a trip to the grocery store. As he was getting ready to cook dinner for a family of six (due to the pandemic, all our four children live with us now), something seemed off with his right hand. He left red and yellow peppers in the sink, […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2020 announced

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:00:23 +0000

Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace by Chocolate; Hamza Haq actor on the hit show Transplant and Michael Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby, B.C., have something in common — they have been named among the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners of 2020, along with other amazing community activists, entrepreneurs and academics from coast to coast. […]

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Doing something special to mark a milestone birthday

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 21:42:24 +0000

More than fifty years after she came to Canada from Guyana, Jean Janki Samaroo decided to do something special to mark her 70th milestone birthday .  That’s how her book for Senior Citizens ‘Late Blooms’ and a children’s book  ‘Making New Friends’ came about.  

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Nina Perez on exploring the relationship between dance, relating and connection

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:36:10 +0000

Nina Perez, founder and director of Baila! Dance Today, Latin dance instructor in Vancouver and connection coach, was born and raised in Argentina, Perez started dancing ballet, flamenco and national folklore from a very young age. She now has over 37 years of dancing experience and has been teaching for the last 20 years.

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Being there for each other is the COVID-19 vaccine we need

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:34:39 +0000

The decision to relocate to Canada with my family was tough because we had deep roots in Nigeria. Between my wife and I, and our two kids, those roots span over 10 decades. Leaving family and friends, and all the connections we built over the years – personal and professional, has been one of the […]

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One lawyer’s dream job becomes his reality, a Windmill Microlending client success story

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:52:51 +0000

As a registered charity serving newcomers to Canada since 2005, Windmill Microlending has supported over 5,000 skilled immigrants and refugees with low-interest microloans. Windmill’s loans offer financial help to newcomers to afford the costs of licensing or credentials. Often, immigrants don’t have access to other credit because they have a low income or no Canadian […]

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Ghana-born Catherine Addai on turning her passion into a successful clothing company with “hustle and heart”

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:40:21 +0000

Ghana-born Catherine Addai is CEO, designer and lead stylist of Toronto-based clothing label, Kaela Kay, which she describes as a lifestyle brand for the modern woman who wants to express her inner colours in an outward way. With a degree in Health Informatics, Addai worked in the corporate sector for a decade. In 2017, she […]

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Ghana-born Catherine Addai on turning her passion into a successful clothing company with ‘simply hustle and heart’

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:55:21 +0000

Ghana-born Catherine Addai is CEO, designer and lead stylist of Toronto-based clothing label, Kaela Kay, which she describes as a lifestyle brand for the modern woman who wants to express her inner colours in an outward way. With a degree in Health Informatics, Addai worked in the corporate sector for a decade. In 2017, she […]

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Italian-Canadian Carolina Tropini wins prestigious global scholars award in engineering

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 03:15:30 +0000

Dr. Carolina Tropini, Italian-Canadian biophysicist and Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named 2020’s winner of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award in the field of Engineering. Dr. Tropini is the first Canadian to be honoured with […]

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