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…

English Spoken Here

Jyoti Kulraj Dhindsa hails from Patiala, the wheat bowl of India’s Punjab. She is married to Kulraj Dhindsa a Canadian citizen. Jyoti arrived in Canada in 1998 as a young bride speaking only Punjabi. Hailing from an agrarian society she was…

Guidelines for Living Easy in Canada

Have you ever heard the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do?” It means that every place you visit has certain guidelines which are primarily for your safety, the safety of others and protection of the environment. Adapting to Canadian…