Keeping our Community Healthy Amidst COVID-19

March 30th 2020-  These are challenging times we find ourselves in, and I hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well and staying as connected as possible as you practice social distancing. It’s during times like these that we must come together as a community, to support one another and, most especially, to […]

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Loving Words From Parent of Little Brother

” My son tends to be very hesitant to try new things, which is typical of people on the spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  But when his BIG suggests trying something new he has been willing to try.  He just discovered that he enjoys swimming!  A few weeks ago his BIG asked my son if he […]

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Empowered by Mentoring – Keyla’s Story

Let’s travel back in time to the year 2013. I was in grade 9 and living what I would consider a pretty boring life; I went to school, hung out with friends, dreaded math class and watched a bit more TV than recommended. Every Monday, I would talk to my friends about what they had […]

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Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Children and Youth

Change can be a scary thing. For siblings, Zain (6), Jamal (8), and Dina (9), change and fear were common to their childhood. Zain, Jamal and Dina grew up in Syria where there has been ongoing conflict for several years. Earlier this year, the family finally found safety and refuge when they immigrated to Hamilton, [...]
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A Rewarding Experience

I had always had a dream where I would be able to leave the confinements of my two bedroom apartment back home in Pakistan. Being the youngest child in a family of five, you quickly get to realize that the couch surprisingly doubles as a very comfy bed. Little did I know that I was [...]
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