Youth Helping Youth for Success

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

Since March 2020, when school were closed because of COVID-19, SWIS has received many emails and phone calls from teachers, guidance counsellors and parent. Special attention has been provided for ESL students who face even greater challenges settling into a new country and learning English – all during a pandemic. SWIS is very proud of our group session of Youth …

Central Technical School students at Christie Pits Park

Sarah Ahsan SWIS News

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 …

How Yiwen Became a Leader

Sarah Ahsan NOW News, SWIS News

October 12th, 2017 is a day that Yiwen will remember for the rest of her life. On that day, she got on a plane all by herself and travelled twelve hours to meet her family in Canada. She landed in a different country for the first time ever. Looking back at those first moments in Toronto, she says “I did …

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The Leaders of Today

CultureLink Summer Settlement Program, SWIS News, Youth News

Leadership doesn’t come with a title or seniority. Experience and hierarchy might give you authority and power, but do not make you a leader. Leadership has little to do with personality. One could be a low-key introvert with leadership skills. Leadership is the ability to listen to others and lead by example. Leaders act with determination and integrity. A leader …

Engage and Explore Nature

Sarah Ahsan Summer Settlement Program, SWIS News

CultureLink is hosting a FREE online program to support Newcomers (landed immigrants and convention refugees) who are new to Canada, want to practice English and learn about nature, common animals and plants found in the GTA neighbourhoods. Participants will be introduced to land trusts and provided with an overview of some apps/tips that can help them learn more about the …