A Story of Hope

Ximena Marky SWIS News

“I left the Philippines to have a better opportunity for my family”. Illuminada Reyes landed in Canada five years ago. She arrived alone. She and her husband Francis, a practical nurse in the Philippines, wanted to give their three children a better life. They were thinking of their whole family, of course, but they were especially concerned about their daughter …

Parenting Workshops for Adult ESL class

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

Our SWIS workers arranged very interesting parenting workshops for the Adult ESL class on Oct 15, 16 and 22nd at Lord Dufferin Public School in partnership with Toronto Public Health. The groups discussed topics such as Child behaviour, Nutrition/Healthy Eating and Heart Health.   The attendees received a couple of important tips from the Canada Food Guide, including: 1.How to eat …

Celebration of Diwali at Rose Ave PS

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

Diwali festival was celebrated on October 25 at Rose Ave PS. SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) show that their work is not limited to the four office walls. The staff along with parents and community members were responsible for organizing the event, which was a success! To get a little background : the Festival of Lights (Diwali) is celebrated to honour …

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Newcomer Student Leadership Conference 2019

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

On October 16, 2019 the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) hosted the “Newcomer Student Leadership Conference” at the TCDSB main office at 80 Sheppard Avenue, North York. The conference engaged 278 newcomer youth from 37 different elementary and high schools in Toronto. There were 23 presenters and exhibitors and various workshops for youth including Navigating the School System, Pathways …

Newcomer Youth to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

Thanks to the ROMCAN (ROM’s Community Access Network) program, one which CultureLink is a partner of, a group of 20 high school students from various schools had the great opportunity to visit the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on a school PD Day, on Friday 11, October 2019. It is not very often newcomer youth get a chance to buy tickets …