It Is Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot.  Originally from Vietnam and a healthcare professional, Lily Truong found herself looking for a career change. She registered for a Postgraduate degree in Analytics for Business Decision Making at George Brown College. She went back to school in 2019 and graduated in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 …

Settlement Workers at the libraries: Service update

Tanya News, Settlement in the Community News

Toronto Public Library posted LSP Service update for newcomer clients on TPL website. Due to the Grey-Lockdown category restrictions, settlement services at the libraries are unavailable. Settlement agencies continue to offer services by email or telephone, working from home. Connect over the phone or online with a settlement worker who can help you get started in Toronto and Canada. This …

Empathy in action

Tanya News, Settlement in the Community News

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal”. This quote has always motivated Shakira Quraishi in her work helping disadvantaged clients to improve their living. Hamida, like many CultureLink clients, came to Canada as a Government-assisted refugee. She has been living with mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder for years, after suffering a head injury …

Newcomer Youth Together Talent Show

Sarah Ahsan News, SWIS News

Our Program Worker – Settlement Worker in Schools, Constance Kendall, hosted a Talent show for the Newcomer Youth! On June 19th 2020, newcomer youth representatives from across the city of Toronto came together to share their talents and thoughts on these unprecedented times of the COVID 19 lockdown. Youth displayed a variety of talents in this one hour zoom production …

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Essential Masks

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When the project started, we had only one sewer and one sewing machine. And then there were nine volunteer sewers and another eight who are waiting to join the team. Most of them speak Spanish as a first language, so we have a Spanish-speaking program worker helping them register with Sewing for Change, the organization we partnered with to provide …