COMMUNITY UPDATES

  • 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 ...
  • Preparing your family for emergencies
    Emergencies can happen to anyone, at any time.  Being prepared by involving the entire family, including your children, can help you respond quickly with the necessary information, skills and supplies. It can reduce the negative impact and even save lives.  Here are some things to keep in mind –  Prepare for emergencies such as ...
  • Tips for tough conversations with children
    Having tough conversations with children is inevitable, yet it is something that many avoid as it makes them uneasy. As difficult as it is to have these conversations, failure to discuss some critical issues might lead to misinformation and increased levels of anxiety. Below are tips to help with challenging ...
  • Cultivating assertiveness as a woman
    Do you often blame yourself for not speaking up or find yourself involved in frequent conflicts and feel dissatisfied with the result or outcome? Many women have a difficult time asserting their views or opinions fearing confrontation and the consequences. Communicating assertively is beneficial for one’s self-esteem, fostering healthy relationships ...