Socializing in Canada: Tips on Navigating Language Barriers for Newcomers

Socializing in Canada: Tips on Navigating Language Barriers for Newcomers Communicating effectively in your non-native language can present challenges, but it’s a skill that can be mastered with persistent practice over time. Whether you’ve just started learning English or trying to communicate without being fully fluent, there are things to keep in mind that can…

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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…

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Four Canadian Social Etiquettes to Know as a Newcomer

Four Canadian Social Etiquettes to Know as a Newcomer For newcomers in Canada, understanding basic social etiquette can play an important role in integrating and building positive relationships with the community. Canada is often called the land of immigrants, with diverse cultures and traditions. Some aspects of Canadian social customs may differ depending on your…

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How Settlement Services Help New Immigrants in Navigating the Canadian System

How Settlement Services Help New Immigrants in Navigating the Canadian System Are you moving to Canada or just recently arrived in Toronto, Ontario? Adjusting to a new country can be exciting and full of opportunities but also challenging. With its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse culture, Canada is a great choice for those looking for…

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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…

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