Cultural competence is becoming essential in the workplace, especially in a city as multicultural as Toronto is. This was driven home to me recently when I accompanied a friend of Ukrainian origin, who has cancer for the second time, to a doctor’s appointment to […]
When I heard this throat singing performance by Tanya Tagaq, I was in awe. This traditional style of vocal music is found throughout the arctic, not only in North America, but Tanya’s recent award has led to increasingly more people getting the opportunity to […]
In Canadian written English, it is important to learn how to be concise. This is a quality of well-written, refined writing and speaking, although it is not as important in casual speech. Being concise involves using specific vocabulary which more clearly states what it […]
Are how you stand and success related? The influence of posture, gestures and facial expressions is powerful and largely unconscious. This very fundamental form of communication goes back to our beginnings when language was non-existent. The oldest part of our brain still tunes into […]
Some facts about homeless immigrant youth in Canada:
Nearly 2 out of 3 have origins in Africa or the Caribbean.
Over 1 in 3 identified as LGBTQ.
Over 25% identified as being a parent.
Over 50% report some level of religious or faith identity.
Family conflict was cited by […]
Both Sides Now is a Canadian classic, written and performed by Canadian musician, singer songwriter and painter, Joni Mitchell.
Joni began her professional career performing in small Saskatchewan nightclubs in the early 60s, later moving to Toronto where she became popular, and then on […]