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 …

Multicultural Wintegration

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“You moved to Canada two months ago, and you’ve been to Huntsville already! How?”  That was a friend’s reaction when I told her about the trip I made as a volunteer with CultureLink to Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville along with more than 50 Syrians newcomers. In partnership with other Canadian associations, seven Syrian families experienced an exceptional day. From …

Proud to be, A Mentor Summit

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This year’s volunteer appreciation event – Proud to be, A Mentor Summit, held on March 9, 2016 at CultureLink brought together over 30 mentors and guests.  This was an occasion for Mentors to introduce their responsibilities of their role as part of the program, to family and friends by inviting them to join in the festivities and hear the details …

Partnership Leads to Great Hiring Results

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“It’s 4!!!” The email subject line announced. Ilaneet, my usually calm and soft-spoken service partner at Community Living Toronto broke this news using three exclamation marks. Later, when I relayed the message to my colleagues, some had tears in their eyes – tears of joy and relief.  For staff at CultureLink, the hiring of these four clients was the happy …