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Media: A Win-Win Relationship

By Sandy Zwyer If you have concerns about what you’re reading, listening to, or watching on Canadian media, you can stop buying it; change the channel; or, in the case of the internet, adjust the settings on your computer. There is also…

Newcomers: The Food Journey

by Teenaz Javat "I traded my business suit for an apron. And I can proudly say I have no regrets." With this thought, Anita Asli, a supplier of home-cooked meals, narrates her journey from investment banker to cook.

Kids: Who’s Minding the Children?

By Sandra Fletcher The call came in to my office mid-afternoon. I had only been back to work for 4 months and my sons were at a day care near our home. My oldest, then 3, had run head first into a wall and wouldn’t stop crying no matter…

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…

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…