CultureLink Newsletter - May 2019
Spring is here and summer is near. Everyone is taking in the beautiful bird calls and the fresh air. All the snow seems to have melted and children are getting out their bikes and outdoor sporting equipment. CultureLink has many great activities and events to help you get outdoors and be active. Please visit our website www.culturelink.ca to learn more about all the great events and we really hope to see you there. We hope you enjoy the May newsletter.  
Sankofa Mural Painting

The idea for the mural painting germinated from one of the Sankofa youth saying, ‘These walls are so boring?’ So, we painted one!
The youth along with an artist facilitator, Gillian Mapp, embarked on the journey of crossing the bridge from reflecting on themes of self and community to presenting them in visual shapes. In 10 Sankofa Program Sessions, there was a ‘coming together’ to make decisions; ...
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Women’s Empowerment Program

March 2019 brought the Women’s Empowerment Program to a close. As a project, these activities brought together women living in the St. Jamestown Community to provide social and mutual support through a community-building and empowering approach. There were numerous educational sessions that included parenting, legal, anti-oppression, violence ...
Seniors Empowering Seniors (SES)

CultureLink’s Community Services Department is proud to present the Seniors Empowering Seniors program (SES) funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Seniors Empowering Seniors (SES) is a Community-based project inspired and led by seniors, created for racialized, low-income newcomer and immigrant seniors, living marginalized and in poverty in...
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.  
Sign up now for Computer Literacy 10 session-program

Runs every Monday and Tuesday starting June 10th, from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
Designed for Syrian newcomers , it will include employment counselling, mentorship and workshops. F or more information call: 416-588-6288