March Break information session at Central Technical School

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

On March 6th, three agencies participated in the March Break information session that was held at Central Technical School. Organized by Settlement Workers in Schools based out of Central Technical School, staff from CultureLink’s Youth Centre, YMCA and Scadding Court Community Centre were all on hand to share program information being offered for the March break, some locally and others …

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NOW Club Keeps Newcomer Students Thinking and Ticking

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

The NOW Club at Central Tech School makes it easier for newcomer students to adjust to their new school and Canadian society, by presenting workshops relevant to their needs throughout the school year. The topics are varied and are facilitated by their peers and teachers, community members and Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS). Recently, the SWIS workers in partnership with …

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SWIS Spreads Winter Warmth

Aqeela Saddiqui SWIS News

Through the generous donation of a local duvet and bedding company, CultureLink’s Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) were able to give their clients duvets for their families. What better time of year than the middle of the winter to receive a brand new down comforter! SWIS provides one-on-one support, which helps newcomer families access important resources during the first few …

A Story of Hope

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“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 …