Author: Donna

The benefits of multiculturalism

Canada has long been hailed as a cultural mosaic, home to people with a wide variety of diverse backgrounds. This Canada Multiculturalism Day, it’s important to recognize some of the ways we all benefit from multiculturalism on a daily basis: Multiculturalism makes us more creative Opening ourselves up to aspects of other cultures—whether it’s a …

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4 ways to strengthen your relationship with your teen

Raising children comes with its fair share of challenges. Parenting teenagers, on the other hand, is a whole other ballgame. The daily struggles of maintaining a relationship with a teen can be enough to wear parents down, especially when every interaction results in conflict. But being a teenager isn’t easy: from fluctuating hormones, to navigating …

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Breaking the silence around men’s mental health

With Father’s Day coming up, Men’s Health Week shines a light on health issues specific to men and boys. Until recently, this has focused primarily on physical health and awareness of diseases like prostate and testicular cancer. However, as we prepare to celebrate the dad in our lives this Father’s Day, it’s important that we …

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Top Five Tips on Saving for Your Child’s Education

Thinking about funding your kids’ education can seem overwhelming. With education costs rising at over twice the rate of inflation over the last 20 years, developing a strategy and initiating it when your kids are young, becomes critical when tackling the high price tag attached to post-secondary education. Here are five tips to help you …

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Can taking part in a Community Kitchen transform a life?

Community Kitchens—Cooking, Connections and More Community kitchens, where people cook nourishing meals together, are great ways for people to learn to prepare tasty food while building connections with other people in their community. That’s why Family Services of Greater Vancouver offers community kitchens that are open to anyone, as well as kitchens for single moms, …

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