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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…

Food: Delicious Choices

By Stephanie Dickison Over the past 20 years, the selection and quality of ethnic food has been rising across the country. No matter where you live there are lots of good ethnic restaurants and markets.

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.

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…

Life: Are You Going to Have a Baby?

“Pregnancy classes are great! Every week there is something new to learn,” says Huda, who is new to Canada and going to have a baby. Once a week for eight weeks, Huda joins a small group of pregnant women to learn about having a healthy…

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…

Food: A Taste of Home

by Doris Bercarich Doris Bercarich was the Kitchen & Cooking Coordinator for Field to Table, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with communities to improve access to healthy and affordable food. She works as a chef,…

Family: Finding Your Own Path

By Nastasha Alli In the world of parenting, fights and arguments come with raising a teenager. But for immigrant families, the relationship between parents and teens can become so intense that when a child says they need space or want to…