The fine art of disclosure: When and how to talk about your disability

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:24:55 +0000

Disclosing personal information about your disability to an employer can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you don’t know your rights. When framed in a positive and informed way it can be turned into a positive and empowering experience.  

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Self-care tips for teachers

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 15:17:43 +0000

Self-care practices are necessary for most people, especially those with stressful or emotionally intensive professions where the natural inclination is to put others first — like educators. 

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Ways to get mental health support and available resources

Credit to Author: Nandini Tirumala| Date: Tue, 21 May 2024 20:33:58 +0000

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Knowing that you need help and learning where to get help is important for newcomers and immigrants.

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New funding for 24/7 crisis support line in Peel Dufferin Region

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 20:54:21 +0000

Anyone in Canada can call or text 9-8-8 to access 24/7/365, bilingual, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate suicide prevention and emotional distress support.

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How journaling can help you navigate change: Tips for getting started

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2024 03:17:17 +0000

The mere act of removing oneself from all that is familiar and landing in the middle of a new culture can shake our sense of self. It takes time to navigate these new changes, this new language and these new beginnings.

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How to manage the stress of looking for a job

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 16:05:47 +0000

Reframing your thoughts can help you effectively manage the stress of looking for a job and help you see your problems through a different lens, assisting you to make smarter choices.  

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Crafting your self-care formula: Health and performance secrets from pro athletes

Credit to Author: Dr. Dwight Chapin| Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2024 19:19:21 +0000

The perception that self-care is too difficult, too time-consuming or too self-indulgent often discourages people from sticking with their formula when things get tough. However, self-care is not selfish; research shows that our daily choices can significantly influence our performance, as well as our longevity. 

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Reversal of fortune: A self-advocacy primer

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2024 18:51:42 +0000

There can be little doubt that making your voice heard takes courage, especially when adapting to life in a new land. There are ways to make your voice heard, and skills to cultivate that can aid in doing so.

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Tips for staying healthy as flu, cold and COVID viruses circulate

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2024 15:32:56 +0000

Every year during the winter months, we encounter the proverbial unwanted visitors – Flu, cold, COVID and RSV.  Below are five tips from Ontario’s doctors for trying to stay healthy at this time of year.

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Live long, be well: Lifestyle tips for healthy aging

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2023 17:46:46 +0000

Healthy aging is not a myth. Making choices daily to improve your health, no matter what age you start, will pay off as you feel your body’s power propelling you to live a long, healthy life.

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