Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) March Break Camp 2016

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With spring in the air, March is always an exciting time for youth at Culturelink. And so, CultureLink’s SWIS team sprung into action to put together yet another successful March Break Camp! Twenty-six youth from six different high schools, each speaking different languages and from cultures, participated in the 4th annual March Break Camp for SWIS. For three days between …

Group Sponsored Tibetans

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Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) – Group Sponsored Tibetans Newcomers Since December 2013, close to 1000 displaced Tibetans from India have arrived to live in Canada as a part of group sponsorships. This has been possible following the establishment of a temporary Public Policy under section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Of the 1000 people who …

International Student Connect Program at Humber College

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International students arrive in Canadian to study in the many diverse post-secondary institutions available. They come full of hope and inspiration to learn and take the next steps in their personal development. Up until very recently however, there has been no official settlement supports for these students, who are very obviously new to Canada, to assist them upon their arrival …

When Newcomers Give Back…

Rubina Afsar Settlement Workers in Schools News

On November 19th former students of Central Toronto Academy came back with their very special stories of success to address the whole school.  Among them were recipients of prestigious awards and scholarships for their extra-curricular and community work while they were students at the school. Zuberi Atard who founded Student Action Network to assist newcomer students to have volunteer experience …

A Night to Remember!

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With the SWIS and Seniors Programs at the Canadian Tenors’ Performance The world renowned Canadian band Tenor performed at the Air Canada Centre in front of a sold out crowd on November 24, 2015.  Among the audience who watched with awe as they performed are newcomers students from the Multicultural Clubs at Bishop Morroco/ St. Mary’s Secondary Catholic School, members of CultureLink Seniors’ …