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29 October 2020
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
There is no doubt that the ability to leverage innovative and useful tools such as Zoom, smart phones and other video platforms has ensured that during the pandemic, important meetings, relationships and support networks could be maintained. However, in our zeal to embrace technology and its ability to keep us connected we are reminded that, in some cases, this simply cannot replace, nor should it, the experience of being able to connect face-to-face. 
5 August 2020
Author: Paula Calderon
As a registered charity offering low-interest microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees achieve career success in Canada, Windmill Microlending is not your traditional lender. The organization’s support to newcomers goes beyond offering loans. Windmill provides additional benefits to clients. Financial literacy is one of them.
27 May 2020
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Many opportunities exist to support newcomers to Canada become a part of a welcoming community. Newcomers can access help in looking for employment, help with navigating the school system, and support for youth to develop the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. Often non-profits, and many settlement and community programs are available to aid refugees and newcomers establish themselves as Canadians. Still, newcomers to Canada often face many challenges in navigating their way through a new environment, particularly when it comes to relating to a unique and new financial landscape.
 
17 August 2018
Author: John Cockburn
We are bombarded daily with advertisements to buy newer phones, faster computers, fancier cars, and trendier clothes. We're told that we have to have the newest of eveything in order to keep up with our peers or we risk not being accepted by them. It's not fair or smart, but it's the reality we live in.
20 February 2018
Author: John Cockburn
Growing up in a small northern town, I have become accustomed to measuring distance in hours and not kilometres. Where I was born and raised it was two hours to the nearest mall, movie theatre, or fast food joint. 
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