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May 2017

Child Support

In all of these cases, both parents are still legally required to support their children financially. The question is, how is it done? After a break-up, separation and support agreements can often be reached without going to court, which…

Building the Network of Networks

In February, 2012, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) announced an exciting new initiative: the Professional Immigrant Networks Initiative, or PINs. Sponsored by Scotiabank and funded by Citizenship and Immigration…

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…

Anxieties of a Soccer Widow

Germans have an obligation to like soccer, in much the same way that Canadians are expected to love hockey. After all, we do count as one of the nations that is famous for its national team – along with Brazil, Argentina and, of course,…

CAS: Building Strong Families

A pregnant woman arrives in Toronto, a refugee from her country of origin. Four days later, she is in the hospital, having her baby. Hospital staff learn she is living in a refugee shelter which does not allow children. She has no friends…

Cuisine: Zoroastrian Food

Zoroastrian food is a cross between Iranian and South Asian food. There are over 5,000 Zoroastrians living in the Greater Toronto Area, the majority of them came to Canada as immigrants from Iran, Pakistan, India and East Africa, over the…