Bikes and Belonging

Kristin Find a Mentor News, News

Even in the depths of winter, CultureLink’s innovative cycling programs connect bicycles and newcomers. In the last week of January 2017, Toronto City Hall hosted a unique display of photography created by newcomers to Canada who participated in Bike Host, our program which loans bicycles to immigrants and refugees and matches them with volunteer mentors who ride regularly. Through their …

Hit Restart for Engineers

ClaudiaR Find a Mentor News

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

Abdi Find a Mentor News

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.

Abdi Find a Mentor News

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 …