Muslim-Canadians celebrate Islamic History Month

2021-10-08T19:16:25+01:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, Community, education, General, Newcomer, racism|

 By Nina Badwal - October 2021 -  Each year since 2007, Canada has officially recognized the month of October as Islamic History Month.  It’s a time where all Canadians can learn more about the culture, contributions and achievements of the Muslim community.   “During this month I want people to know that Islam is [...]

World Mental Health Day

2021-10-08T19:25:56+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Isolation, LGBTQ2+, Meditation, mental health, Newcomer|

By Shirley Roberts - October 2021 -  The World Health Organization recognizes October 10th as World Mental Health Day. In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in an effort to promote education and advocate for people experiencing mental health issues. This year’s theme, set by the [...]

De-escalating conflicts through community mediation

2021-10-08T19:29:21+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, General, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, Newcomer|

By Nina Badwal - October 2021 - - Calling a community mediator instead of the police for a neighbourhood noise complaint or an issue with your roommate or landlord is the idea behind a Toronto multi-service agency’s Community Mediation program.   The Neighbourhood Group (TNG) which merged with St. Stephen’s Community House, is [...]

Community hub helps newcomers find affordable housing in Toronto

2021-10-08T19:45:09+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Community, General, Homelessness, Housing, Newcomer|

By Nina Badwal - August 2021 -  For confidentiality purposes, the name of the newcomer in this story has been changed. Marie came to Canada as a refugee a year ago from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  She was staying at a shelter and then got a short-term accommodation with a [...]

Words matter

2021-08-03T15:11:09+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, education, General, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, Newcomer, policy, racism|

- By Shirley Roberts - There is no shortage of news, dominated by world events, that is covered in our daily newspapers and through social media. News items compete for our attention through short articles by journalists who often have to keep up with the daily news cycle and looming deadlines. In the [...]

Canada: Contributing to the equation of a better life

2021-07-12T18:37:04+01:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, employment, General, Newcomer, story|

- By Aarti Sharma -  Residents of SJT share their experiences of Canada   I call Canada the cold land of warm “thank you” and “sorry”! I am Aarti Sharma, mother of an active 7-year-old boy. I believe that within 3 days of arriving in Canada, I had exceeded my annual quota of [...]

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