Camping At Albion Hills: by Victor Gomes.

Abdi Settlement in the Community News

It wasn’t easy. Taking 40 newcomers and volunteers for 2 nights of camping in the Canadian wilderness. Certainly, it had its challenges; Twenty tents, 40 mattresses, five stoves, propane tanks, groceries, snacks—how would we get everything to the campground? How do you prepare 40 people who have never been camping with all the skills they would need to get started? We …

Newcomers meet Canadian wilderness

Abdi Settlement in the Community News

Rouge National Urban Park is the country’s first national urban park — a landscape encompassing historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows and lush wetlands. In order for newcomer youth to develop life skills, social competencies, and resiliency, on July 11th, 2018, CulureLink, ParkBus and Parks Canada worked together to invite newcomer youth to have the joys and benefits of exploring …

Training at Work

GWalsh Settlement in the Community News

A 25 years old client, knew some English, had lived in a completely different culture and country all his life and had worked as a music teacher back home. He wondered how he would find a job in his new home. He couldn’t work in the music teaching field due to language and certification barriers, so he started looking for …

The Integration & Settlement Services Program by Shelina Rangwala and Ebraheem Kanaan

Rubina Afsar Events, Settlement in the Community News

Support for Vulnerable and Refugee Women and Youth The Integration & Settlement Services Program aims at the social integration of newcomer and vulnerable youth and women who might face significant barriers due to factors such as struggling for immigration status, low education, language, unemployment, housing, gender issues, culture, high health or mental health needs and/or disability. All these factors can …