In My Mother Tongue

GWalsh Events, Settlement Workers in Schools News

This unique and interesting multilingual poetry project is a partnership program between the Koffler Centre of the Arts and Culturelink SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) program. The project aims to foster passion for learning in ones own language through the arts, while acknowledging cultural significance and oral story telling traditions of the indigenous, newcomer and refugee communities. It offers inclusive …

NMC-CESI Partnership

TBaker Settlement Workers in Schools News

Introducing a new CultureLink partner – the Cultural Exchange and Support Initiative of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. NMC-CESI is an educational group that was founded by a group of students in spring 2016. Its goal is to create a friendly space for Syrian newcomers on campus and a network of resources …

Support for Filipino Mothers

Kristin News, Settlement Workers in Schools News

The Philippines is the top source country of new immigrants to Canada. Many Filipino newcomers, especially women, work in the caring industries, in health care, childcare and homecare. The government of the Philippines refers to these workers as “heroes of the nation”, because of the remittances they are able to send back home. But there is a heavy cost; often …

The “not-so-mini” NOW

Kristin News, Settlement Workers in Schools News

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 we began to run a program in winter as well, for students who may have missed out or who may have arrived in …