Become a Public Speaking Mentor

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Volunteer Mentors will help newcomer participants practice Public Speaking and relevant skills in a small group setting. Successful mentors must commit for the program duration and some extra hours as required by the program. Mentors must be fluent in English with knowledge and life experience in Canada of five years or more. Mentors are matched with participants for extra support …

A Trip to Maple Magic

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A trip to Maple Magic at Mississauga Bradley Museum was organized by CultureLink’s NEATwalks program on March 15, 2017. 47 Syrian refugees along with their teachers from Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood LINC participated and enjoyed the festivities. CultureLink is immensely grateful for support of the staff from City of Mississauga, Bradley Museum and Switzer Carty Transportation.

Mentors are at the Root of What We Do

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CultureLink depends heavily on the contributions of mentors to deliver a wide range of programming.  This year over 30 mentors came to the March 28th Mentor’s Summit to be honoured and recognized.  The theme of the night was “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities and the key to our success.” We are extremely lucky to have had the opportunity …

Mentoring is a “Gift and a Privilege”

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We have a wide range of excellent mentors at CultureLink.  Paul Thorne is a great example (the tall man at the back).  Paul became involved in the Syrian Men’s Mentorship Program because he heard what was happening in Syria and could not imagine being forced to leave his own home due to war, especially with children. He and fellow mentor, …

Hit Restart for Engineers

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CultureLink invited newcomer engineers to its popular Hit Restart for Engineers workshops. The aim of the program is to help our newcomer engineers become ready for job searches to showcase their talents and successfully navigate the hiring process. This program was run by our staff person, Eman El Atawy, and an amazing group of volunteers. Helen Latimer, who led the workshop, …