Indigenous Perspectives at the ROM Virtual Tour

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

In August, SWIS collaborated with the Settlement Workers in Schools team to bring Spanish speaking clients to join a unique experience at the ROM MUSEUM Virtual Tour with the Krysta Sero Indigenous Museum Educator. It was an interactive visit where Indigenous perspectives and ancestral objects were explored. There are many different Indigenous nations on the land that is now known …

Wellness for All – Share ‘n Care with Meditation

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

CultureLink organized a series of Wellness Sessions for all in the month of June 2021 spread over a period of four days in the evenings, with each group session lasting an hour. The purpose of the Wellness Sessions was geared towards stress and relief through a specialized form of meditation. Participants were taught how to handle negative emotions such as …

SWIS Women’s Creative Writing Group

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

“Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole.”  (Madisyn Taylor) Everyone has a story to tell, and by sharing stories, we build communities and mutual trust. To strengthen that idea, CultureLink’s Settlement Worker in Schools Program (SWIS) arranged six online creative writing sessions for women. The objective was to …

International Women’s Day

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world on March 8th every year. It is a day to celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. And to raise awareness about women’s equality. The day was celebrated virtually by SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) with the parents from Rose Avenue Public School on March 8th in the St. …

Kids & COVID-19: Mental Health Night with SWIS

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“When stress overwhelms their ability to cope, the behavior of kids (and adults) can be challenging. The webinar explores ways to foster resilience in children and youth by understanding their stress responses, being curious about the needs underneath the stress, and supporting them to get their needs met in helpful ways.” – Karen B. Hawley Kids & COVID-19: Mental Health …