Become a Mentor

In a welcoming community, integration is a two-way street. While other countries  lament that multiculturalism is failing, we Canadians have shown the world that the strong cohesiveness of our society embraces differences and fosters intercultural dialogues. CultureLink’s Community Connections Mentorship Program is a classic example that showcases the communities’ efforts in cementing a multicultural society. Volunteer mentors are key to the …

CultureLink Open House on September 25, 2013

Rubina Afsar Board Events and News

September 10, 2013 CultureLink 25th Anniversary Open House is taking place on Wednesday, September 25 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  For newcomer clients, CultureLink’s door always opens widely to welcome them.  In the past 25 years, we have been opening doors for tens of thousands of newcomers to walk into their new lives. At this Open House event, we invite …

2015 Annual General Meeting

Rubina Afsar Board Events and News

October 06, 2015 CultureLink held its 2015 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 22nd. In attendance were members, staff, Board members, funders, community partners, special guests, and more. CultureLink presented its new name “CultureLink Settlement & Community Services”, and new strategic directions “Vision 2020″ (V2020) to our stakeholders. A big farewell was said to our departing Board member Sarah Bukhari, previously …

An “Old” Host Pair at AGM 2015

Rubina Afsar Board Events and News

November 09, 2015 11 years ago, Sita came to CultureLink to volunteer. She was attracted by the Host Program’s idea of befriending a newcomer and became a volunteer host. The program matched Sita with Anna, a newcomer from Columbia who had virtually no English. Anna was discouraged and wanted to go back home. Sita encouraged her and diligently worked with her …

Publications and Reports

Below are recent reports and resources created by and for CultureLink and our partners. Positive enough A content analysis of settlement service organizations inclusivity of LGBTQ immigrants by Sulaimon Giwa & Ferzana Chaze, 2018 Board member Ferzana Chaze and her colleague, Sulaimon Giwa, conduct a two-stage content analysis of the inclusion of LGBTQ immigrants in 34 settlement organizations in Ontario and Newfoundland …