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 …

Reaching for Goals – SEAP

Lisa Settlement Workers in Schools News

In 2016, CultureLink launched the Student Education Attainment Program (SEAP) – a mentorship program designed to help students of Somali descent with credit accumulation and educational attainment. Over the past 5 months, we have been busy recruiting and training mentors, organising community information sessions, meeting with the community partners and registering students. This past December, we were ready to start …