TDSB Welcoming Communities (Newcomer Services) recently introduced the Creative Writing & Book Publication Program to over 100 newcomer students in TDSB schools. The 12-week creative writing program helps students to find … Continue Reading Welcoming Communities: Creative Writing & Book Publication
Every year, our Welcoming Communities (Newcomer Services) program hosts a Skilled Trades Expo for over 150 secondary students. The Passport to Career Success event gives new Canadians an opportunity to experience hands-on … Continue Reading Welcoming Communities: Skilled Trades Expo
* Student’s name has been changed for privacy. Sandra* immigrated to Canada in June 2018 to rejoin her mother from whom she had been separated for over three years. A … Continue Reading Welcoming Communities: Student Success Story
As Summer officially came to a close and we said hello to Fall this past weekend, we thought it would be a good time to look back on some of … Continue Reading Refugee Youth Summer Camp
This year, thousands of refugees from Nigeria arrived in Toronto and are living in hotels. Our Newcomer Services – Welcoming Communities program recently reached out to hear directly from the … Continue Reading Refugee Youth – BBQ @ Scarborough Bluffs
TDSB Newcomer Services introduced a couple of new initiatives this school year, one of which is an Indigenous Arts Program. Here’s what our newcomer youth have learned and created.
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Picasso
Afra, a mother of 4, came into the culinary program not knowing what to expect. Her introduction to the parent engagement experience began with a warm cup of tea served with care from our culinary expert, Susan Ng.
Welcoming Communities is back with more soup for the soul… and the stomach!