CultureLink goes to Bronte Creek

Rubina Afsar Health and Recreation News

When we create something new, unknown and challenging, there is always an element of apprehension, fear, and feeling of uncertainty.  It was the feeling  we had when we started our project two years ago: Camping Event for Newcomers. We wanted to introduce an idea of camping to people who have never experienced this type of activity or they did but …

Header Staff Lunch Rides 2019

Staff Lunch Rides 2019

Ximena Marky Health and Recreation News

Summer of 2019 was filled with special staff and client engagements. The Sustainable Communities team has enjoyed working to encourage and increase cycling both as recreation and as a viable mode of transportation. Our efforts were supported by MEC. Their fantastic drive to support community organizations helped us make things happen. We had workshops and community rides spread throughout the …

Afghan women ride bikes at Markham Cycles

Article: Markham Cycles and Bike Host

Samuel Perry Health and Recreation News

An article about Markham Cycles was featured recently on York Region’s website. Markham Cycles is home to CultureLink’s Bike Host program, which matches newcomers with cycling mentors to keep them cycling in Canada. To get involved with Bike Host, email Grace McNee at gmcnee@culturelink.ca Bicycle hub rolls into Milliken Mills area of Markham Markham Cycles to host community rides, bike …

Newcomer families field trip to Ontario Place

Abdi Find a Mentor News, Health and Recreation News, Settlement in the Community News

The heat and humidity outside maybe skyrocketing, but that did not deter the LSP clients from coming out for a field trip to Ontario Place on Canada Day.  Prior to that, they had already gathered in the cool basement of the Lillian H. Smith Library for an orientation session on the history, design and facilities of Ontario Place. On the day itself, the clients were shown how to …

Cycling Handbook - Family Edition

CultureLink Launches New Family Cycling Resource

Ximena Marky Health and Recreation News

On Monday, 27 May, at the 30th Annual Bike to Work Day Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square, CultureLink’s Sustainable Communities team released a brand new  family-friendly cycling resource: The Toronto Cycling Handbook: Family Edition “Everything you need to know about family cycling in the city, all in one book.” The Family Edition Handbook contains sections on …