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Things will get better: Sometimes building a life in Canada takes time

John Chua, Manager, Marketing and Community Development, Western Union When John Chua and his family came to Canada from the Philippines in 2001, they left behind a comfortable life and thought life would be even better here. When things didn’t turn out as expected at first, John, his parents and brother, didn’t give up. Instead, […]

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How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17 is fast approaching, leading many across Canada to look for green clothes to wear, parades to attend, or friends to celebrate with over some Irish beer or whiskey. It’s a time when people from different cultures can share in honouring the death of Ireland’s patron saint and Irish culture in general. And what better […]

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March break survival tips

Spending March break at home with the kids, whether you’re a working or stay-at-home parent, can be a scary thought. How will you entertain them for a whole week? What will your home look like by the time it’s all over? Will they have meltdowns? Will you? March break can be as much fun for […]

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Put a new spin on your Family Day adventure this year

Spending time together as a family means different things in different cultures. With people from so many cultures living in Canada, Family Day can take on incredibly different meanings. For some, it could be sharing a big meal or visiting with family members we don’t see very often. For others, it could mean trying something […]


Your Canadian Valentine’s Day top 5

Canada is a vast country with lots of different ways to enjoy special holidays like St. Valentine’s. Why not take advantage of the best that the country has to offer this February 14, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday? Here are some of the best ways to enjoy St. Valentine’s Day, Canadian style. Under ice […]

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