Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Carol Sandy, MEd Counselling, MSc. (A) Couple and Family, R.S.W, joins Immigrant Muse as our metal health columnist to talk about all things mental health for immigrants. In this first column, she discusses some of the unique issues that can impact immigrants’ mental health and shares tips on how to improve your mental health as an immigrant. Join her on this journey to understand and improve your mental health.

Writing From the Margins: Letters to Singapore

“I never thought it was possible to write my novel, the one that I had been dreaming about all my life”, began Kelly Kaur, author of Letters to Singapore in this inspiring article that shares her struggles and triumphs as a published author of a novel. Letters to Singapore shares the story of an international student in Canada, reliving her life as an immigrant in letters she wrote to four important women in her life, who are in Singapore.

Organizations Offering Mentorship Programs in Canada

If you’re looking to reap the many benefits of mentorship, whether as a mentor or mentee, one of the easiest way is to join a mentorship program that has been structured by an organization rather than to personally seek out a mentor for yourself. Here’s a curated list of organizations offering mentorship programs across Canada and you might find one that suits your needs.

Thriving as a new member in a credit society

A good credit rating is essential for life in Canada, as most lenders want to know how you have handled credit in the past to determine how well you will handle it in the future. Credit card issuers, auto dealerships and mortgage lenders will check your credit score before deciding how much to lend you and at what interest rate. Here are tips to build your credit in Canada and the pitfalls to avoid.

Skills You Need to Become an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are a special kind of people. They see an opportunity and seize it. They are innovative and unafraid to take risks. What skills do they need to succeed? Many people think it only takes a great idea and some determination, but that’s only part of the story. In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need a variety of skills to manage a business effectively.

Bringing the Taste of Syria to Canada

Badie and Wafaa Al Souad were forced to move to Lebanon in 2014 with their four children due to the war that started in their home country, Syria in 2011. After staying in Lebanon for three years, they received an invitation from the Government of Canada to migrate to Canada as refugees. This family moved to Canada in 2016 and have successfully plated a strong root in Saskatoon with their restaurant, Taste of Syria.