OCASI Focus Group for the Somali Community

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On Tuesday October 27th, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) ran two focus groups for Somaili newcomers – one for men and one for women – at CultureLink. The groups were run by Sahra Hassan, RSW, BSW, SSW from York University with assistance from myself, a Somali-speaking Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS). OCASI is conducting these focus groups to help find …

Web WeChat: Engaging Parents Online

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In order to involve more parents in school activities and assist parents in staying in touch with school updates, myself, Isabella Yan, School Settlement Worker, created an online parent-community group for the newcomer parents at Ryerson Community School in October. On the Web WeChat platform parents of this school are linking up with the Settlement Worker and other parents to …

Announcing CultureLink’s New Initiative – Student Education Attainment Program

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On Monday September the 28th, Yvan Baker-MPP Etobicoke Centre and Peter Milczyn-MPP Etobicoke Lakeshore made a very exciting announcement here at CultureLink. Through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund, Ontario is investing $752,800, over three years to help CultureLink implement and evaluate the Student Education Attainment Program (SEAP). SEAP will be delivered to 90 youth in grades 8-10 bridging middle and high school …