Why Community Kitchens are Great for Parents

If cooking seems like more of a chore than a fun bonding activity with your children, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to prepare three healthy and balanced meals a day for yourself and your family. You have to find recipes, buy groceries, prepare the food, cook the meals and serve them. It’s enough to make …

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How to help your child with back to school jitters

September may not be the traditional New Year, but for most kids, it represents a new beginning. Some kids embrace the new school year and look forward to seeing old friends, getting new school supplies, and learning again. Unfortunately, for some students, September can be a major source of anxiety. A new school year doesn’t …

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Breaking the silence around men’s mental health

When it comes to men’s health, the focus in recent years has been primarily on physical health and awareness of diseases like prostate and testicular cancer. However, it’s important we also recognize the importance of men’s mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, over 3.4 million Canadian men and boys experience mental health …

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Finding financial empowerment through RESPs

Talking about money shouldn’t be as hard as it is. Instead of having open, candid discussions about finances, we often keep our fiscal concerns to ourselves and, in turn, let our questions go unanswered. As a Client Coordinator for Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s (FSGV) Financial Empowerment Program, Rocio Vasquez takes the opposite approach: she …

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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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