Looking for your first work?

by Gilda Spitz If you’re a young person who has looked for a job lately, you’re probably familiar with your local Youth Employment Centre. All across the province of Ontario, you can find youth employment centres that are ready to help you.…

Youth: Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada

Teaching young women how to be good citizens and good leaders Mary D’Isendoorn, who emigrated to Canada in 1951, has been a volunteer with Girl Guides for 50 years. Now 70 years old, she says that her volunteer work with Girl Guides helped…

Health: My tooth hurts

by Maria van Harten It is your third week at a new job. In fact, it is your first job here in Canada. The pay is all right, the commute is not bad and your coworkers are friendly. You are settling in nicely… until that nagging tenderness in…

Food: It’s not easy being Green!

Everything always looks delicious at the Job Finding Club “pot luck” lunch on the second Tuesday of each month. And, since most of the food brought in by our clientele — who are all newcomers to Canada — is vegetarian, I am always excited…

Housing: Finding a Safe New Home in Canada

Moving to a new country, especially with small children in tow, can be a life-changing experience. The biggest fear is that of the unknown. Where will we live? How will we manage without a job? How cold will it be? These are some of the…