It is more important than ever to celebrate and nurture our diversity, and our shared commitment to peaceful and dignified lives for ourselves and our families. Please enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter and share it with your friends.

Warmly, The CultureLink Settlement and Community Services Staff Team 
Bikes and Belonging exhibit at City Hall
Even in the depths of winter, CultureLink's innovative cycling programs connect bicycles and newcomers. In the last week of January, Toronto City Hall hosted a unique display of photography created by newcomers to Canada who participated in Bike Host, our program which loans bicycles to immigrants and refugees and matches them with volunteer mentors who ride regularly. Through their photography, they explored how a bicycle could help them adjust to life in Canada.  Learn More
The Not-So-Mini NOW 
At CultureLink, NOW means Newcomer Orientation Week. It's a program for newcomer students entering secondary school, to help ensure they have the information they need to succeed. CultureLink has traditionally offered NOW programs in late August, but last year we began to run a program in winter as well, for students who may have missed out or who may have arrived in Canada during the fall. 
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Filipino Mothers' Group
In January and February, CultureLink hosted a series of workshops for Filipino mothers, led by Celia Cruz with support from Maria Guiao and Marina Sokolov. Topics included employment and careers, building healthy relationships, self-care, family law, and fun and recreation.  Learn More
Upcoming  Events - Get Involved!
NextGen Resumes - Creative Self-Marketing, online course begins March 6, 2017  register here
ReImagine Grocery Shopping, March 12, 2017 see the flyer
"My First 150 Days", broadcasting on TVO, April 12, 2017, 9pm  find out more
Bike to School Project opens new hub in Etobicoke
Kipling Collegiate Institute is the proud host of a fleet of bicycles thanks to the Bike to School Project! The bikes were delivered on March 1, 2017, and will be used by students and staff during education programs and an after-school bike club. CultureLink will maintain the bicycles and help teachers organize activities, in the same way we do at Central Toronto Academy and West Hill Collegiate Institute Learn More