How did your family come to Canada? Is a common question in Toronto, but for most newly arrived immigrants and refugees the main questions around language, housing, employment, immigration and homesickness are foremost. Now their stories and questions will be broadcast on CJRU1280AM.
New Canadian Life is a fresh, culture-oriented radio initiative offered through a partnership between CultureLink and CJRU 1280AM. This program is focused on providing newcomers with an introduction to community radio through a series of radio workshops, where they will be able to learn new radio skills, and share their unique stories and perspectives in Canada. Culturelink's own Abdi and Glen going live-to-air on CJRU 1280 AM with their own show recorded at CultureLink, one of Toronto's largest settlement agencies.
The workshops, hosted at CultureLink, will begin in June and are expected to bring newcomers of all backgrounds to participate hands-on in audio production.