COMMUNITY UPDATES

  • Shape your family’s healthy habits
    A new year is a great time to jumpstart your family’s health and wellbeing by creating and building healthy habits. While New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but easier to break, investing in developing healthy habits through repetition, which can be easily incorporated into your lifestyle will help you ...
  • Too many Black Canadians are going hungry
    Winston Husbands is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and a member of the Black Food Sovereignty Working Group. Anan Lololi chairs the Black Food Sovereignty Working Group and is a research associate at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Centre for Studies in Food ...
  • Reaching out for support is important for immigrant parents in Canada
    For many parents, asking others for help can be uncomfortable, especially if they are recent immigrants without many friends or family nearby. Some are unwilling to admit that they need assistance from others, so they attempt to work it out by themselves. Others do not know how to ask for ...
  • Toronto just got its very first Black & Indigenous farmers’ market
    Deeply Rooted Farmers Market Toronto is a city with plenty of farmers’ markets, but this one is the first of its kind. Deeply Rooted is Toronto’s first-ever Black and Indigenous farmers’ market, highlighting Black and Indigenous vendors and making fresh locally-sourced foods more accessible to these communities. “Our market will be a ...
  • Four reasons to teach your kids your home language
    To speak or not to speak?  How important is one’s home language or mother tongue? These are questions that immigrant families ponder. While there is no clear answer to the questions, here are four factors to consider. 1. Language and culture are intertwined. Language is the vehicle in which family culture and ...