CultureLink Family Storytelling Festival

GWalsh Events, News

Over the Family Day weekend, please join us to celebrate cultural stories from around the world. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12:30pm – 4:30pm & Storytellers: Bernice Hune, Maya-waasige (aka John Keeshig), Itah Sadu and Lynn Torrie Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:30pm – 4:30pm Storytellers: Rubena Sinha, Sarah Abusarar, Dawne McFarlane and Donna Dudinsky Located at Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 …

What is in a Name

GWalsh News

An elderly Czech Roma couple came to seek help with their application for Permanent Residence, after the Immigration & Refugee Board recognized them as refugees.   One of the many forms we had to complete asked about the siblings of the applicant. When it came to the siblings of the wife she told us that she has two brothers, both called …

Job Success in Canada

GWalsh News

Kian was a Transportation Planner / Civil Engineer in Iran and when he arrived in Canada in 2016, he was confident that his decade of experience and wide range of technical skills would assure him of immediate employment. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Those skills that had driven him to success in Iran did not translate into the Canadian style …

Newcomer Bike Host participant

Bike Host Stories

GWalsh News

Stories of Bike Host 2017 Bike Host ended with a blast at the Access Point on Danforth on October 28. Newcomers and Mentors who had completed 10 or more activities received the certificates. Newcomers also got to receive a used bike as incentive to continue their cycling journeys in their new homeland! Nadia is one of those participants. She can …

Drama Sessions for Syrian Newcomer Women

GWalsh News

In an attempt to break the isolation for Syrian Newcomer Women, CultureLink’s Settlement Workers in Schools program is partnering with a professional Syrian women in Drama; Mania Elendari and Auntie Amal Community Centre to provide training sessions mostly focused on Art and Drama and other topics suggested by the Syrian Newcomer Women. The idea of providing such training sessions is …