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August 2016

Canadian Lifestyles: Education

it’s possible to go from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) medication... to the Honour Roll! “Canada? Well, they don’t have an elite school system like we do. Very general and basic there.” Those were the words of the…

English: Quick and Easy Online ESL

You’re new to Canada. Improving your English or French is likely high on your list. But you’re also busy setting up your new life. There’s an online service called LingQ (www.lingq.com) that is helping people around the world learn…

Health: The Challenge of Type 2 Diabetes

by Sandra Fletcher At 15 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Back then (and I’m aging myself here!) diabetes was sometimes called “sugar diabetes”. The nutritionist my family doctor sent me to told me to stay away from any foods…

A Difference of Opinion

I can't pinpoint the exact moment when I decided to go back to school. I had been in Canada for only two years, and somehow I knew I was looking for my voice. I had no interest in going back to what I had been doing in my native country,…

A Stepping Stone to Employment

Are you interested in working in the retail sector? Do you feel that your English language skills need some improvement in order to do this? Are you an immigrant or refugee who speaks English as a Second Language at an intermediate (CLB…

Bill 124: Creating Opportunity for All

By Mike Colle - Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration On October 3, 2006, I moved Bill 124 to have its second reading in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Bill 124, the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act, 2006, is the first…

Art Paint it Bright

Walking the halls of their new school was harder than Alice and Karishma thought it would be. Although friends, they came from very different cultures, backgrounds, religions and even separate parts of the world. They dressed differently…