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SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon raised $400,000

July 20, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant | Under bright sunny skies, SUCCESS Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Walk with the Dragon, celebrated its 30th year at Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park, on Sunday, July 19, with more than 10,000 participants and raised another $400,180 for the continuance and enhancement of important social services at SUCCESS for the Metro Vancouver communities. “The longevity and success of Walk with the Dragon rely on the community’s continued encouragement...

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Walk with the Dragon unites community

July 19, 2015

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | The sunlight may have been glaring at times, but despite the heat, Yik Fung Au-Yeung was all smiles on Sunday. Au-Yeung, a famed Vancouver accountant and volunteering activist, has attended SUCCESS’s Walk with the Dragon every year since the event’s inception. With the fundraising march celebrating its 30th anniversary with this year’s version at Stanley Park’s Lumbermen’s Arch Sunday, Au-Yeung said he would not...

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BMO New Canadians Study: More Than Half of Immigrant Parents Believe Their Children Will Be Better Off in Canada

July 17, 2015

By Life View | – Ninety-five per cent of New Canadians think it is likely their children will obtain a post-secondary education – Two thirds are more optimistic about Canada’s economy than the economy in their native country – Sixty-five per cent of immigrants consider it a priority to leave as much money as possible to their children, yet fewer than a third have a will BMO Wealth Management today...

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Vancouver seventh-best place in Canada to be a woman; Victoria takes top spot

July 16, 2015

By Business in Vancouver | Vancouver ranks seventh in Canada in a list of the best places for women to live, according to a July 15 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The list is based on a study that compared leadership, health, personal security, education and economic security in 25 Canadian cities. Women in Vancouver score highly in terms of health, educational attainment, leadership roles and having a relatively small...

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Cultural gap’ not a reason for lighter sentence for Iranian immigrant guilt of raping wife, beating children: court

July 15, 2015

By Colin Perkel, the Canadian Press | An Iranian immigrant who regularly raped his wife and beat his children during their 16-year marriage is going back to jail after Ontario’s top court on Wednesday increased his sentence. In doing so, the Court of Appeal said the lower court judge who handed the man an 18-month term was wrong to assume cultural differences were a mitigating factor — even though the...

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Government of Canada supports economic opportunities for immigrant women in Calgary

July 15, 2015

By CNW | Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with Joan Crockatt, MP for Calgary Centre, announced Government of Canada funding for a new project to increase economic opportunities for immigrant women in Calgary. The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) is receiving $216,848 for a 36-month project to enhance the economic prosperity of immigrant women who work in Calgary’s...

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