Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

November 18, 2017

By Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star | Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census....

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10 Years In The Making, An Impact Investing Platform Launches In Toronto

November 17, 2017

By Anne Field, Forbes | A Toronto-based platform connecting accredited and non-accredited impact investors with social ventures and funds just launched. It’s also been a very long time in the making. Called the Social Venture Connection (SVX), it is, to be more precise, a relaunch of a platform introduced in 2013. “We really see this as a game changer for impact investing in Canada,” says founder Adam Spence, who calls...

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Kenyan-Somali, black, Muslim and Canadian: new doc explores Canada’s hyphenated identities

November 16, 2017

By Amara McLaughim, CBC News | A new documentary by a 22-year-old Toronto filmmaker is analyzing what is means to be an immigrant in Canada. Directed and produced by Samah Ali, Hyphen-Nation features a 14-minute conversation between five women of colour that is inspired by her own cultural experience. The women discuss how their cultural heritage influences their identities as Canadians and immigrants. “The whole conversation is what’s your hyphen?”...

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Immigrants can ‘click, connect’ for info

November 16, 2017

By Gisele Winton Sarvis, Orilliapacket | New immigrants moving anywhere into Simcoe County will now only have to visit their local library to access information on how to settle into Canadian society....

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Women share their migrating experiences with the help of shoes

November 15, 2017

By Kaitlin Jingco, Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Twelve women took to the stage at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club on November 7 and 9 to share their experiences of migrating to Canada. In addition to immigration, the stories had one other shared theme: footwear. “Shoes accompany us on all our journeys. They say who we are, where we came from and where we are going,” says the website of The...

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Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet The Young Asian Immigrants Making Waves In America

November 15, 2017

By Rana Wehbe, Forbes | If the Forbes 30 Under 30 list proves anything — it is that ambition, achievement and success know no age, gender or nationality. It comes as no surprise then that 19% of those who made the U.S. list this year were immigrants who were born outside the country and come from as many as 50 countries. And out of that 19 %, more than half...

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