Health and Recreation

At CultureLink, both our settlement services and our community services include a focus on arts and culture, health and wellness, physical activity, and environmental sustainability.

The “culture” in CultureLink not only applies to the wide range of cultures we welcome to our organization, it also refers to our many relationships with organizations from the cultural world.  We are proud to partner with arts organizations reflecting theatre, museums and festivals.

Meanwhile, our Camping ExperienceBike to School Project, Bike Host, NEAT Walks, Wintegration, Global Roots Garden and Youth in Action programs, among others, encourage participants to stay active and enjoy the outdoors, as part of daily life or on special occasions. Exercise, enjoying some fresh air, and getting to know more about our city and our natural environment is important for youth, newcomers, seniors – for everyone!

CultureLink also explores the concept of Green Settlement, by which we mean programs which encourage newcomers to take pride in sustainable habits of ways of life from their home countries, and to share them in their new home.

Thank you to MEC Outdoor Nation and Parkbus for supporting many of our outdoor activities in 2017!

“ Without being able to bike, I would hardly have known about the beautiful trails around this beautiful city.”Bike Host Participant