SWIS Success Story

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

My name is Hamada Kassam and it is my pleasure to share with you my story. I am a Syrian newcomer and assistant professor of literature and academic writing. I landed in Canada as a permanent resident in June 2019, coming from Dubai, UAE. I came to Canada with my family (my wife and our son), and we were blessed …

Holiday Smiles

CultureLink Settlement in the Community News, SWIS News

CultureLink’s Youth and Children Centre was the location of our latest indoor event, one of the very few we have been able to host this year for our newcomer clients. Following health guidelines and protocols, the reception area was turned into an elf-workshop where our staff worked hard to sort and pack dozens of presents for families and children in …

Newcomer Families Hike Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

CultureLink SWIS News, Youth News

CultureLink’s settlement services programs organize many activities and events besides providing everyday support to newcomer families. The ultimate goal is to ensure that they feel welcomed and safe and that they transition smoothly into their new life in Canada. The activities and events are meant to help them connect to their new home country. Outdoor trips and visits to surrounding …

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 …