Enjoy Fun and Free Outdoor Activities
Outdoor activities help keep us healthy and happy. Exercise, enjoying some fresh air, and getting to know your city are all important activities for newcomers. At CultureLink, we strive to introduce newcomers to the great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, in every season.
NEAT – Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto
Toronto is the most walkable city in Canada. New Torontonians are curious about their city and walking is the most healthy and inexpensive way to explore new places. Our NEAT program gives you a chance to learn more about the city’s culture and history, while also gaining valuable Canadian experience. If you join our NEAT Event Planning and Marketing teams, you will help organize walking trips, be mentored by experienced Canadian volunteers, network and socialize, and improve your English and project management skills in a Canadian context. Contact Rubeen Chauhan at ftang(at)culturelink.ca.
Bike to School Project
CultureLink’s Bike to School project will work in Toronto high schools to create an environment in which diverse students, parents, teachers and staff can discover the personal, community and ecological benefits of cycling for transportation in healthy, safe and happy ways. We are focused on schools served by our Settlement Workers in Schools Program in the southwest quadrant of Toronto. Click here for more information about the history of CultureLink’s cycling project, and here to find out about our partnership with the Cycle Toronto. Contact Kristin Schwartz at 416-588-6288, x229 or cycling[at]culturelink.ca.
Over half of adults in Toronto are born outside of Canada. Through the unique partnership between CultureLink Settlement Services and Cycle Toronto, cyclists are helping make Toronto more welcoming for newcomers, and newcomers are experiencing more of Toronto by bike. As part of our Bike to School projecct, we are offering a Bike Host program to adults in south-west Toronto. We match volunteer mentors with newcomer “mentees” who cycle. Click here to find out more. Registration for Bike Host 2013 is now open! Contact Dolora Leka at dleka(a)culturelink.ca or Kristin Schwartzat kschwartz(a)culturelink.ca if you are interested.
Global Roots Garden
In the spring and summer of 2011, CultureLink linked youth and seniors together to plant a “Global Roots Garden” at the Green Arts Barns in midtown Toronto. For more information, please contact Carolina G’ala at 416-588-6288, x240 or cgala[at]culturelink.ca.
Ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more–everything you’ll ever need to know to have fun and make new friends during our winter months! Wintegration is a program of our Newcomer Youth Centre, and is open to youth 14 to 24 year olds who are in school. Wintegrate with us! For more information, please contact Lynda Young at lyoung(at)culturelink.ca or416-588-6288 x221.