Mentoring: Because You Can

In general, Canadians are happy with their jobs. In the 2008 Kelly Global Workforce Index, prepared and published by Kelly Services, 64 percent of Canadian respondents said they were happy with their career choice. And even though they felt…

Help: Telecare Distress Centres

by Theresa Wojtasiewicz Newcomers to Canada can face many challenges when settling here. You might be having a hard time finding a place to live or a job and you are getting depressed about your lack of success. You might be able to find a…

A Doctor On the Police Board

“I have had the privilege of studying in India and a lot of what I have achieved today in Toronto can be traced back to a rock-solid education I was exposed to while growing up there." – Dr. Dhun Farokh Noria. With this quote I launched…

Public Transit

by Alyona Kuzsnyetsova Published March 2005. Current adult fares are $3.00 per ride and $121 for a monthly transit pass - as of April 2010. For more TTC info visit their website at http://www3.ttc.ca . During my first winter weeks here I…

Parents – Make Your Voice Heard

In the mid-1990’s, Canada’s oldest educational TV service, TVOntario launched two popular blocks of children’s programming. GisE8le’s Big Backyard, then known as The Nook, was a big hit with the pre-school crowd. The Space ran after school.…

Our 2nd ANNIVERSARY

Issue 1 of Canadian Newcomer Magazine appeared in March 2004. So this is our 2nd Anniversary Issue! And it is a busy time for us. We’ve just moved out of the home office to a space in the O’Connor Centre located behind the Woodgreen…

Ottawa’s Hand in Hand Program

The Hand in Hand Program is a resource for City of Ottawa residents and their families who are on a tight budget. This resource encourages residents to take part in different cultural and recreational programs throughout Ottawa. Each member…

Paving a Road to Employment

With immigration accounting for nearly all workforce growth as well as total population growth in Ontario, you’d think immigrants were doing well. But Stats Canada reports that immigrants are falling behind economically. This should set off…