CultureLink Newsletter - June 2019
June brings hope to our lives as we spend more time outdoors. CultureLink is so pleased to share a key highlight with our readers this issue - the launch of The Toronto Cycling Handbook: Family Edition . June is also LGBT Pride month and as summer brings renewed life, let us be reminded of how essential it is to uphold human rights and human health throughout this month and always. CultureLink is very pleased to be holding a our popular community barbeque for participants in High Park on July 27 th from 12 – 3 pm. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up soon and join the celebration!
Culturelink launches New Family Cycling Resource

On Monday, 27 May, at the 30th Annual Bike to Work Day Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square, CultureLink’s Sustainable Communities team released a brand new family-friendly cycling resource: The Toronto Cycling Handbook: Family Edition “Everything you need to know about family cycling in the city, all in one book.” The Family Edition Handbook contains sections on …
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5th Annual Newcomer Day at Nathan Phillips Square

CultureLink participated in the 5th annual Toronto Newcomer Day held at Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall on May 16.
Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual celebration to officially welcome newcomers to Toronto, celebrate and acknowledge their contributions to the city. The one-day event included a formal stage program, an information fair, a citizenship ceremony, and many other interactive activities. Read more
Youth keen to be Peer Leaders for the Newcomer Orientation Week Program

Every year at this time, the Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SWIS) team begins preparations for the annual NOW Program. The NOW Program is a four-day program for newcomer youth led by newcomer youth. The recruitment process for peer leaders is in high gear by June every year. Read More
Busy Mentoring Team

The Career Mentoring team of Rakesh and Victor was very busy this quarter. We had two hiring events with the banks, speed mentoring with Accenture, networking with small business professionals and a speed mentoring event at Google. The newcomer professionals have high regard for the program. As one said: “I have tried many government-funded services but this by far was the most effective one. It was like having a resume review + networking + interview preparation + mentoring + career coaching + insider knowledge of a top employer all at once!” Although it is not CCMP’s goal to provide placements for clients, we were quite pleased to learn that out of the 37 people interviewed by CIBC, 13 were offered jobs.