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Top five languages spoken in Canada

With Canada being one of the most multicultural countries in the world, many people speak more than one language.Being bilingual has many benefits, including better decision-ma-king, improved memory and protection against illnesses like dementia. Check out the top five languages spoken in Canada, and if you already aren’t bilingual, consider learning a second language as it’s never too late to start. Why not one of the two official languages?1. English. As you may have guessed, English is the most commonly spoken language at home in Canada. In fact, a whopping 98 per cent of Canadians say they have the ability to conduct a conversation in English, French or both.2. French. Canada’s...


Posted: May 2, 2018



Diversity, harmony and equal opportunity are the cures for racism

In March 2017, another icon in the anti-racism struggle, Ahmed Kathrada, passed away.A South African freedom fighter, he too, like Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned on Robben Island for twenty- seven years by the then racist apartheid government of South Africa.Dr. Kathrada is mourned around the world as a voice of reason, justice, fairness and non-racialism.In a speech Kathy, as he was lovingly named by followers, said of racism:“Once it has contaminated the minds of otherwise sensible people, racism can be maddeningly stubborn and unresponsive to logic. Racism shaped our history and, I would say, that of the world, and it guides the present in powerful ways. It continues to dictate and...


Posted: May 2, 2018



The colour of privilege and power

White supremacy or white power are strong words but many activists believe that those words more accurately describe white privilege systemically embedded in western society. “There’s no domain in Canadian life that racism, and anti-black racism, doesn’t exist,” journalist and activist Desmond Cole says in the CBC documentary, The Skin We’re In, tracing the story of anti-Black racism in Canada. CBC Radio’s The Current had a video posted which Desmond Cole had taped about a young Black man being held by ten police officers. The young man had called police for help. Cole’s voiceover states that the police held him, searched him and patted his pants and crotch and...


Posted: Apr 1, 2018



What can you gain from negative people? Plenty!

In The Essence of Happiness the Dalai Lama says that when negative people enter our lives we should treat those intrusions as opportunities to practise tolerance. Our exercise should be to try and replace that anger with serenity. Even though it is hard to do, when it does happen, the sense of achievement brings a smile to the face and a load off the heart. In Dear Didi’s column in Desi News (www.e-desinews.com), we often read about the stresses that family interferences cause for some readers. In other newspaper columns we read about serious problems caused by relatives, friends and co-workers.Anxieties with extended family members and co-workers can cause sustained stress....


Posted: Mar 7, 2018



Peel plans to welcome 500,000 new residents and 250,000 new jobs by 2041

The Region of Peel is growing. By 2041, it will welcome more than 500,000 new residents and 250,000 new jobs, growing to accommodate nearly 2 million residents and 1 million jobs by 2041.You can learn more about the Region’s long-term plans for land use, transportation, water and waste water by attending one of the events where updates will be provided on:• Draft growth management regional official plan amendment• Draft transportation regional official plan amendment• Water and wastewater master plan• Long range transportation planThe Region’s staff is:• Ensuring an integrated approach to planning for land use, transportation, infrastructure and finance. • Developing...


Posted: Mar 7, 2018



The benefits of a cultural dialogue
Posted: Jan 3, 2018


Achieving equity in gradual, incremental steps
Posted: Nov 30, 2017


How can we as individuals empower marginalized groups to have their human rights respected?
Posted: Nov 1, 2017


Watching over children’s human rights
Posted: Oct 2, 2017


What can you do when you feel your human rights have been infringed?
Posted: Sep 6, 2017


What are human rights and how do they apply to your everyday life?
Posted: Aug 2, 2017


Our mother tongues encode our identities
Posted: Apr 30, 2017


Diversity is Toronto
Posted: Apr 30, 2017


Ontario’s diversity draws newcomers
Posted: Mar 2, 2017


Canadian citizenship is much valued
Posted: Oct 31, 2016


A Canadian celebration of diversity
Posted: Oct 4, 2016


More French-speaking newcomers headed for Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec
Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Toronto celebrates newcomers
Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Immigrants help improve economies
Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Markham: Most diverse community in Canada
Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Awards mark progress on equity and inclusion
Posted: May 4, 2016


York World Scholars program seeks international students
Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Canada celebrates its diversity in many ways
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Canada’s new cabinet “looks like Canada”
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Students capture their culture in Passages Canada photo contest
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Canada funds project that tells the story of South Asian pioneers
Posted: Jun 2, 2015


WSO assists student barred from wearing kirpan
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Ensuring a safe place for the expression of multiple beliefs
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Lincoln Alexander’s legacy shines in Canadian multiculturalism
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


New Canadian citizens welcomed on centre-court
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Filipino Canadian activist receives the 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Canadians give generously of their time
Posted: Jan 4, 2015


Various ethnicities, cultures and faiths live in peace in Canada
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Diwali celebrated across Canada
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Canada: A model of peaceful pluralism
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Special citizenship ceremony highlights Canada’s diversity
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Ryerson University program supports entrepreneurs in a multicultural market
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


100 years after Komagata Maru: Learning from Canada’s past
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Canada welcomes thousands of new citizens
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Canada’s diversity is its strength
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Museum highlights the role of immigrants in building Canada
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


“The best country in the world.” says former Senator Vim Kochchar
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Every nation is represented in multicultural Canada
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Canada welcomes new citizens
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


How we all fit in the Canadian mosaic
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Welcome mat out for new Canadians
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Ontario celebrates three young women in the fight against racism
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Immigration brings Canada and South Asia close
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Peel Board resolves issue of cultural accommodation in Brampton school
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Do you have it in you to fight for human rights?
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


WSO helps resolve kirpan dispute
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Diverse communities come together to celebrate CASSA’s Toronto Mela
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Toronto women honoured for outstanding contributions to empowering newcomers
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Toronto women honoured for outstanding contributions to empowering newcomers
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Making diversity work for employers
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Community work wins immigrant award for multiculturalism
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


New Canadian citizenship judges
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


The deep roots of Canada’s multi-ethnic society
Posted: Apr 3, 2013


Community volunteers and leaders recognized
Posted: Mar 3, 2013


Honour for helping newcomers to Canada
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


Canada and India share a deep bond
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


New Canadians in ‘Sandwich generation’ feel financial pinch
Posted: Dec 31, 2012


One million Indo-Canadians foster improved trade relations
Posted: Dec 4, 2012


New Awards recognize volunteers
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Canada's Economic Action Plan creates jobs
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Our made-in-Canada version of bats in the belfry
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Ontario students among the best in the world
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


How Deepesh Ahuja made his mark in Canada
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


A memorial for Komagata Maru in Vancouver
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Citizenship Judges appointed
Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Canada Cup T20: Creating cricket stars of tomorrow
Posted: Aug 22, 2010


A review of hiring policies in the federal public service is needed
Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Canadians Now Live Longer
Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Organizers say first-ever Arusha reunion will be a phenomenal success!
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


State Bank of India (Canada) welcomes new President & CEO
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


The importance of safe handling of fresh produce
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


Celebrating Canada’s multiculturalism day on June 27
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


The King of Bollywood joins forces with the Canadian Tourism Commission
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


CIVIC HERO!
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


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