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Socializing in Canada: Tips on Navigating Language Barriers for Newcomers

Socializing in Canada: Tips on Navigating Language Barriers for Newcomers This blog was written by YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Information and Referral Specialist, Lena Samoilichenko. 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…

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…