Lifestyle

  • Ghana-born Catherine Addai on turning her passion into a successful clothing company with ‘simply hustle and heart’
    Ghana-born Catherine Addai is CEO, designer and lead stylist of Toronto-based clothing label, Kaela Kay, which she describes as a lifestyle brand for the modern woman who wants to express her inner colours in an outward way. With a degree in Health Informatics, Addai worked in the corporate sector for a ...
  • What I learned from observing Successful Immigrants
    Five Secrets to Immigrant Success in Canada  I have met hundreds of successful immigrants who were able to establish themselves very successfully in Canada, live their dreams and make a positive impact on the community around them. I couldn’t help but notice five consistent themes that stood out from observing those ...
  • Canadians Believe The Average Salary They Need For ‘Comfort’ Is $250,000
    Would a quarter of $1 million a year solve all of your financial woes? Almost 1,500 Canadians were asked how much pre-tax money would make them feel “financially comfortable” in a survey by financial services firm Edward Jones. The verdict came in at cool $250,000. But why stop there? Being comfortable is ...
  • Dipika Damerla’s political dreams in India turn to political action in Canada
    Dipika Damerla’s captivation with politics started early. As a relatively privileged teenager attending a boarding school in India, she knew many families who couldn’t afford their children’s education. She dreamed of entering politics to help level the playing field. “So many lives are determined by an accident of birth — ...
  • Beating the winter blues as the cold weather sets in
    As 10-year-old Carlos Castano exited Toronto Pearson Airport, he was greeted by brisk, Canadian air for the first time in his life. It was a happy moment, as the Colombian-born boy was ready to take on the new adventure of immigrating to Canada with his family. “As a kid, it was ...