The “not-so-mini” NOW

At CultureLink, NOW means Newcomer Orientation Week. It’s a program for newcomer students entering secondary school, to help ensure they have the information they need to succeed. CultureLink has traditionally offered NOW programs in late August, but last year we began to run a program in winter as well, for students who may have missed out or who may have arrived in Canada during the fall. With over 70 youth participants overall, our recent mini-NOW programs were not so mini! The video captures some of the great energy at these events, carried out by Ronald Rojas and Marianella Quintana. Many thanks to the administration and Guidance Departments at our partner schools, St. Mary’s Catholic Academy and Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.