This is the front page of Canada’s largest newspaper that greeted me last weekend. I had to read twice to ensure that I did not misread: “67. The percentage of Canadians who agree that immigrants should be screened for anti-Canadian values.” And this: “29. The percentage of Canadians who believe the state has a role in telling women what they can wear”. Excuse me?
Founded in April 2016 by a team of passionate staff and volunteer musicians at CultureLink, Nai Syrian Children’s Choir provides a unique opportunity for Syrian children to learn to express their grief, yearning, love and hope through singing in their mother tongue and in the official languages of their new country. The Nai Children’s Choir is a place for healing, learning and rejoicing. ‘Nai’ means “the sound of the flute” in Arabic.
If you are, or know, a newcomer youth in Ontario and need help or advice with your settlement, NewYouth.ca can help! Seeking answers to questions about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), scholarships, when you can drive, if your parents are on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or how Ontario Works (OW) can help you? Visit the Newyouth.Ca discussion forum for answers to this and other questions.
Join the Harvesting Freedom Caravan of migrant workers and allies from September 4 to October 3. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the migrant farmworker program in Canada. Organized by Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW), the campaign calls for status for all migrant workers. Sign the petition.
Panel discussion: Contours of Belonging: Immigrant Women's Experiences Then & Now, a timely discussion on questions and tensions surrounding “belonging” as experienced by multiple generations of immigrant women in Canada, featuring members of the Book Project Collective and contributors to the recent anthology “Resilience and Triumph: Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories". Sat. Oct 1, 2016, 2pm - 4pm, Toronto.
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration has launched a 3rd Call for Proposals for the Partnership Grant Program. The program supports building capacity of the not-for-profit sector on the following 3 priority areas: Program Evaluation, Inclusive Leadership and Volunteer Management. Deadline October 5th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.