Hit Restart for Engineers

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By Eman El-Atawy “Hit Re-Start,” a pilot program run for newcomer engineers by the Community Connection Mentorship Program (CCMP) and led by Eman El Atawy and Shakira Quraishi , has the end goal of getting these professionals job ready. Our mentees comprise of exceptional foreign trained engineers who were eager to join the program in order to get the training, …

Culturelink’s Cycling mentorship program continues to innovate for newcomers

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Bike Host, CultureLink’s trailblazing cycling mentorship program for newcomers to Canada enrolled 55 newcomer participants and 22 mentors in 2016, mainly in East York and Scarborough. Participants were loaned a bike if they needed one. Saving money on transit, gasoline and cab fares was one reported benefit of the program, along with fun, health and exercise, and meeting new people. …

Soulpepper: CultureLink Partnership.

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Soulpepper, one of Canada’s largest urban theatre companies, is located in the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery District. It was founded and is under the leadership of Artistic Director Albert Schultz and Executive Director Leslie Lester. History of CultureLink’s partnership with Soulpepper: –       2012 – CultureLink connects with Soulpepper where Soulpepper offers us a workshop with …

In memory of Aubrey Ramprasad, dedicated CultureLink volunteer & 25th anniversary volunteer award winner

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Aubrey was a volunteer mentor with CCMP’s mentorship program and helped established the Citizenship circle at Burrows Hall library that started in 2012. He volunteered non-stop for over three years and was travelling every week (rain or shine), from North York to Scarborough to help the newcomers with citizenship education. He was the first to develop and introduce the citizenship …

Outdoors Volunteer Fair at CultureLink

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By Priya Saha CultureLink hosted its first ever Outdoors Volunteer Fair on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at their program center to assist youth looking for volunteer opportunities to help make Toronto a greener city. The fair was organized by Barbora Gomezova and Lynda Young, SWIS Worker and Youth Program Worker aiming to make youth aware of the positive impacts they …