March Break 2021

This blog was prepared by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialist, Margaret Wong. In Ontario, March Break, also known as Spring Break, and it usually falls on the third week in March.  It is a holiday for elementary and secondary school students.  Typically, families will use this break time to do fun activities…

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My Family

This blog was prepared by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialists Doris Garcia. For Canadians, the family is mostly described as a father, a mother and children. However, the family is beyond that. In my country and for me family means brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, pets, extended family and close friends who can…

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New Year Resolution

This blog was written by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialist Prashant Shori. The word ‘resolution’ is very closely attached to New Years’ time. Many of us make resolutions at the beginning of the New Year and when asked, we often declare them with full confidence, without any hesitation. Most of the resolutions…

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5 Winter Activities in Canada You Must Try

This blog was written by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialist Rudy Purwanto As someone who has recently relocated to Canada, especially if you are from a tropical country, you may never have experienced any winter season before. You might even ask yourself what months of the year we have this season. What…

Settlement Services at Toronto Public Library

This blog was written by Stacey Nordlund, Outreach Librarian with Library Settlement Partnerships from Toronto Public Library. As the City of Toronto adapts services in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, newcomers in Toronto continue to be supported by Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP). LSP is a three-way partnership between Toronto Public Library and seven settlement…

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Tips for Working from Home

This blog was written by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre previous Information and Referral Specialist Mesut Doganguzel. He is now pursuing his study in Ottawa, wish him all the best! In the last few decades, working from home was an ideal job scenario for many people. Today, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, employers are…