Category: Blog

Mental Health Week 2019

We talk a lot about physical health. This can mean eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep. By focusing on these outside appearances, we sometimes ignore what’s going on inside with our minds and mental health. Mental health is especially important to newcomers, immigrants, and refugees. The difficult process of moving and acculturating to life in […]

Our students celebrate Orthodox Easter

For millions of Orthodox Christians around the world, April 29 marks Easter Monday, a day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, or coming back to life. Easter is a very important holiday to Orthodox Christians, although it is known by different names – to Tigrinya speakers, it is known as ፋሲካ, or Fasika. Our students Leteghebriel and […]

CIES Spring Employment Fair 2019

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, CIES held its Spring Employment Fair – and wow did it take off! In total, 415 newcomers walked through the doors at the Genesis Centre to enter the event. It provided opportunities to the newcomers and employers exchange ideas and information about employment opportunities as well as expanding their networks.  Based on the information […]

Voting in Canada

Every Canadian citizen has the right to vote in provincial and federal elections. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, part of Canada’s constitution, lists voting as one of our democratic rights. Voting ensures that the voices of all citizens are heard, and that all Canadians are represented by their government. Here are 3 types [...]