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Coping with Homesickness

Coping with Homesickness This blog was written by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialist, Lena Samoilichenko. Moving to a new country opens the door to a world of possibilities but can also bring sadness and homesickness. This feeling is familiar and natural to many newcomers. It’s important to remember that adjusting to a…


Canadian Culture: Celebrating Family Day

Canadian Culture: Celebrating Family Day February is the month when most provinces in Canada celebrate Family Day. This heartwarming holiday, which falls on the third Monday of February, was proclaimed in 1990 to emphasize the importance of family values. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to spend quality time together, relax, and enjoy each other’s…

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Celebrating Earth Day – How to Contribute as a Newcomer

Celebrating Earth Day – How to Contribute as a Newcomer Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22nd to raise awareness about environmental protection and sustainability. The city hosts various events and activities to commemorate Earth Day, including tree planting, clean-up events, and educational sessions on recycling and waste reduction. These events…