Not a success story, but a cautionary tale…

Tanya Settlement in the Community News

A newcomer client who was befriended by someone through Facebook was scammed for $17,000 via a fraudulent Bitcoin app. One of our program workers with the Library Settlement Partnership assisted the client to report the fraud to the police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) online reporting system. Although the client is currently aware that it is unlikely to get …

This Is Our Shot

Tanya Settlement in the Community News

“THIS IS OUR SHOT” is a campaign launched by the coalition of COVID-19 task forces and doctors serving ethnic communities across Canada and aiming to replace vaccine hesitancy with confidence so that we can protect ourselves and end the pandemic. Doctors, athletes, celebrities, astronauts, front-line professionals have banded together to tackle vaccine hesitancy, to deliver the public health message to …

Settlement Workers at the libraries: Service update

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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

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“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 …