SWIS Women’s Creative Writing Group

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“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 sharing them builds communities and mutual trust. To continue building on that idea Settlement Worker in Schools Program (SWIS) arranged a six-week online creative writing sessions for women. The objective was to …

International Women’s Day

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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 …

Youth Helping Youth for Success

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Since March 2020, when schools were closed because of COVID-19, CultureLink’s team of Settlement Workers in School (SWIS) has received many emails and phone calls from teachers, guidance counsellors and parents. Special attention has been provided to ESL students who face even greater challenges settling into a new country and learning English – all during a pandemic. Our team is …

Central Technical School students at Christie Pits Park

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Equipped with their masks, wipes, sanitizer and other COVID-19 protective and personal gear, the Central Technical School’s Peer leaders, mentors, mentees and other newcomer students headed to Christie Pits Park to meet with their Settlement Workers and schoolmates on September 4, 2020. It was a glorious Friday afternoon and most of the students were really happy to be outdoors. Some …