Spring can bring renewed sense of optimism for immigrants

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 05:44:21 +0000

For immigrants especially, who may struggle during the cold winter months It can be chaotic building and settling into a new life in a new country, especially during the cold winter months. The arrival of March and anticipation of spring can provide a renewed sense of optimism and energy. Daylight hours extend, spring flowers emerge, […]

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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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Canada’s Food Guide stresses plant-based eating

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:35:10 +0000

As a newcomer, shopping for and cooking food in Canada can be a little confusing as there may be many new, unfamiliar choices. It’s also easy to get trapped into unhealthy choices, as there are many convenience and pre-packaged foods and drinks available. Confused? The new Canada’s Food Guide, released on January 22, 2019, can […]

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When the winter season in Canada gets you down

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 20:09:29 +0000

Dark nights, dark thoughts? Stay mentally strong as a newcomer in Canada For many people, including newcomers to Canada, the winter season, with its dark early mornings and evenings, together with the drop in temperatures, signals a habitual downward spiral in their mental wellbeing. More “down” days than usual; less energy; more sweating over the […]

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What to know about cannabis now that it’s legal

Rules you should know about legal recreational marijuana use in Canada Cannabis is officially legal in Canada. On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force, essentially legalizing the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The reasons for doing so have been hotly debated, but the federal government claims it will prevent youth from […]

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