Story of Individual Excellence for Each Day in Black History Month

Learn about contributions from and accomplishment of the 2.9% of Canadians who are black Here’s how Casey Palmer describes his Tales from the 2.9 Blog— “The Black Canadians Sharing Their Stories in a Digital Age is a project to showcase my fellow Black content creators across the nation in a month that should encourage us to really examine what it means to be Black in Canada and … Continue reading Story of Individual Excellence for Each Day in Black History Month

Ontario Making College and University More Affordable for Adult Learners

Mature Students Could Qualify for Free Tuition with New Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Posted as a News Release January 17, 2017 1:30 P.M. by Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. “Ontario is transforming student assistance to make college and university more affordable, including free tuition for qualifying adult learners, so that they can go back to school and upgrade their skills. Deb Matthews, Minister … Continue reading Ontario Making College and University More Affordable for Adult Learners

From refugee to immigration minister: Ahmed Hussen appointed cabinet role

“A former Somali refugee is now overseeing Canada’s federal immigration policies after a cabinet shuffle Tuesday.” “Ahmed Hussen, who arrived in Canada as a refugee from Somalia at the age of 16, was sworn in as Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at a Rideau Hall ceremony. He replaces John McCallum, who is leaving politics and heading to Beijing as Canada’s new envoy to … Continue reading From refugee to immigration minister: Ahmed Hussen appointed cabinet role

Exercise in middle age can improve cognitive function later in life: study

“A new European study has found that exercise during middle age is linked with better cognition later in life. The research, carried out by a team from the universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Turku, was a long-term follow-up of 3050 twins from the Finnish Twin Cohort which looked at an association between midlife moderately vigorous physical activity — described as activity more strenuous than walking … Continue reading Exercise in middle age can improve cognitive function later in life: study

The Man Who Saved 200 Syrian Refugees

‘Jim Estill put up $1.5 million to bring 58 families to Canada. He found them homes, gave them jobs and even bought one man a dollar store. How the mild-mannered CEO of an appliance company became the Oskar Schindler of Guelph. When Jim Estill decided to sponsor 50 Syrian refugee families, he didn’t tell anyone about it at first—not his accountant, not his friends, not … Continue reading The Man Who Saved 200 Syrian Refugees

Watch watch Ashraf and Mohammed’s story of coming to Canada and thriving after having lived 70 years in Iran.

Ashraf is 100. Her husband Mohammed is 110. They’ve been married 80 years.They came to Canada at a senior age with their children.  More than 30 years later their extended family continues to grow and help make Canada the great place that it is is to call home. Watch their moving and inspirational story. Continue reading Watch watch Ashraf and Mohammed’s story of coming to Canada and thriving after having lived 70 years in Iran.

Twiddle Muffs???

Busy Hands Can Calm the Mind What started as a search for a worthwhile project for a volunteer knitting group at St. Joseph’s in London, Ontario, is resulting in whimsical colorful creations called twiddle muffs that soothe and calm people with dementia.  Read all about it.  Watch a group of ladies in St John, New Brunswick make and talk about their work and the meaning … Continue reading Twiddle Muffs???

Good News: Teen Does Good

Teen noticed and helped lost boy alone on a public transit bus See and read this CBC news story about this teen who reached out to get vulnerable child to safety.  The boy, Confidence Eluozor, had only been in Canada 3 days when he got separated from his older sisters who had been on the same bus. There is such goodness in youth in Canada.  We … Continue reading Good News: Teen Does Good

Health Benefits of Eating Nuts – Cashews can help Depression — Be Like Water

Nuts and seeds are rich in energy and nutrients. Nuts nutrition loaded with excellent source of monounsaturated-fatty acids (MUF) such as oleic and palmitoleic acids, which help to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol.” Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is rich in MUF to prevent coronary artery disease, strokes by favoring healthy blood […] via Health Benefits of Eating … Continue reading Health Benefits of Eating Nuts – Cashews can help Depression — Be Like Water