Newcomer Orientation& Homework Club Ryerson Community School

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Ryerson Community School is located on Denison Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown, and on the south side of Kensington Market, in the former City of Toronto. In partnership with Culturelink Settlment Workers in Schools Program (SWIS) since the program start in 2000, we have a long collaborative history and stable partnership in providing a good quantity and quality …

Visek Day at John English Junior Middle School

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Visek Day is a Buddhist celebration honouring the birthday of Budha and celebrated world-wide. It focuses on the tenants of Buddhism including compassion, peace and goodwill. Celebrations include cultural performances, plays and public messages given by religious and community leaders. Some celebrations include doing acts of charity such as donating to the poor or releasing caged animals.   May 27th, …

St. Mary’s Visit to the Zoo

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On Apr 29, students from St. Mary’s Secondary TCDSB visited the pandas at Toronto Zoo. Most of the students are newcomers and international students. They enjoyed a stroll by the lions and polar bears and also visited the Pandas. Special thanks to guidance counselor Ms Mary Birch for organizing all the details, and the Principal, Mr Aguiar for supporting CultureLink’s Settlement …

Leaders of Tomorrow – GEMS Summit

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In April, young women students of St. Joseph’s College Catholic Secondary Schools had the wonderful opportunity of participating in the Girls E-Mentorship Innovation (GEM) summit entitled “Leaders of Tomorrow”. GEM is a charitable organization that offers an innovative mentorship program designed by girls for girls and a mission to mitigate the adverse effects of poverty through electronic and in-person mentorship. …

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) March Break Camp 2016

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With spring in the air, March is always an exciting time for youth at Culturelink. And so, CultureLink’s SWIS team sprung into action to put together yet another successful March Break Camp! Twenty-six youth from six different high schools, each speaking different languages and from cultures, participated in the 4th annual March Break Camp for SWIS. For three days between …