Introduction to Green Settlement

Around the world, people are increasingly concerned about protecting the environment for future generations. In many countries, people practice sustainable ways of life that are respectful of the earth–gardening, composting, recycling, reusing, walking, and cycling. At CultureLink, we encourage newcomers to retain those sustainable habits and become leaders in the greening of their new home in Canada.

Cycling Program

Cycling is affordable, healthy and convenient–and is also a sustainable transportation option that is good for the environment and creates a more livable city for everyone. In 2008, CultureLink created a partnership with Cycle Toronto to encourage newcomers to cycle in Toronto. Click here for more information about CultureLink’s cycling programs with newcomer adults, and with high school students. Or feel free to contact Kristin Schwartz at 416-588-6288, ext. 229, or

Global Roots Garden

Newcomer youth and seniors from seven different regions of the world garden together at the Wychwood Barns Park. By planting, nurturing, and harvesting traditional food crops and native plants, they share knowledge among generations and cultures. To get involved, please contact Lynda Young at 416-588-6288, ext. 238 or Dora Leon at 416-588-6288, ext. 203

First harvest for the season!

Sun and Fun for the youth participants of Global Roots 2016