We are entering the beautiful Spring in Canada. You probably noticed the many songs of the birds in your neighbourhood. Blue Jays and Cardinals are singing their songs and the flowers and trees and all starting to bloom and get their leafs. Take some time to relax and enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter and please share it with your friends. During National Volunteer Week, we would like to say Thank You to all our volunteers for their great efforts and dedication. From Culturelink Settlement and Community Services.   
Canadian Life Radio Launches
On Thursday, March 30th, 2017, New Canadian Life Radio officially launched its Coming to Canada series with a lunch and listen event on Ryerson
University's campus at the Oakham Cafe. Members of the public and Ryerson community alike came out to enjoy a celebration of newcomers and multiculturalism in Toronto, featuring the sights, sounds, and tastes of the city's diverse cultures. 
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Assisting Students of Roma Origin
Western Technical Commercial Institute has launched a new initiative for its newcomer youth. There is a group of Hungarian students at Western technical Commercial Institute. Most of them have been in Canada for a couple of years now.
Due to the immigration system many of these students' status in Canada is not yet stable. These Hungarian speaking kids have Roma origin. As of their background you must know that the biggest visible minorities are the Roma mainly in Middle-East Europe and in Hungary, too. Many of these kids and their families had been facing discrimination, harassment in Hungary before they left and arrived in Canada. Learn more
 
Walk and Learn
Each year, NEATwalks organizes wintergration activities to help newcomers get acquainted with the outdoors and Canadian Winter events. Our last activity of the Winter was trip to Kortright Centre, Vaughan for the Maple Syrup
Festival. We had a bus full of newcomers to Canada who got to know first hand about this Canadian product and enjoyed the outdoors at the conservation area, demonstrations and hiking trails on the sunny day of April 2nd. The trip was sponsored by TRCA as well as Wintegration club and contribution from the attendees. Learn More
Leadership Training
4-part leadership training for the newcomer youth at Central Technical School. Please see
the photos to see the dramatic role play the youth were
engaged in. It was great to see the youth in action and with great support from our partners the YMCA under the leadership of the team. The NOW Program is drawing near once again and nurturing leadership is a year-round endeavour for the SWIS team.
Upcoming  Events - Get Involved!
RBC Capital Markets will host a speed mentoring day at CultureLink from 9:30-1:00 p.m on Thursday May 18, 2017.  If you have worked in capital markets, investment banking, accounting, IT, sales and training or auditing, this day is for you!
 
You also will want to keep tuned to our June 1st Telus Speed Mentoring Day from 9:30-1:00 p.m. at CultureLink.  Here you will have an opportunity to talk to staff from an organization which won the 2017 award as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and the 2016 award for being among the Ten Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the country.
Bike Month at CultureLink
 
Students across Toronto are gearing up for Bike Month, the annual city-wide celebration of cycling, with the support of CultureLink's Bike to School Project . This spring, our team of Cycling Educators is presenting bike safety and skills programs at
65 schools for thousands of students. We're building on the momentum of our Bike to School Leadership Camp held in March at Evergreen Brick Works, and looking forward to
Bike to School Week , May 29-June 3. Students, teachers and families - make sure your school is registered. Let's get rolling!