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.
“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.
Canada is truly a land of immigrants. The cultural fabric from over 200 countries is woven beautifully into a colorful tapestry of the Canadian culture. During the summer months, Canada comes alive with seemingly endless festivities to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism. Peruse this list of the biggest annual festivals in the country and learn about a new culture.
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.
Housing availability and affordability have been a growing concern in Canada for a few years, especially in the last two years. In recent times, newcomers to metropolitan cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal have faced the harsh reality of homelessness, with a limited supply of suitable homes in desired locations at affordable costs. The increasing inflation rate has further aggravated the situation and forced many to embark on inter-city migration.
The mentorship relationship is a two-way street that culminates at an interjection. But how do mentors efficiently achieve the high impact they desire from the relationship? Tasneem Damji, Programs Director at Dress for Success Vancouver, and Hanna Kitchingman, Executive Director at Dress for Success, Kingston share their experiences as mentors with Immigrant Muse.
Mentorship is a supportive learning relationship that enables sharing of skills, insights, and encouragement between a mentor and a mentee. Mentorship is so important that several non-profits have programs designed to build mentorship relationships. Mentees share the benefit of mentorship in their journey.