Family: A Common Value Shared by Filipinos and Canadians
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Family: A Common Value Shared by Filipinos and Canadians

Happy Family Day!  One great common value that Filipino’s and Canadian’s share is their value for the family. Family day is officially celebrated as a statutory holiday every third Monday of February in these provinces: New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. This year’s Family Day will fall on the 15th of February. …

Living in Two Worlds: Canada and the Philippines
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Living in Two Worlds: Canada and the Philippines

We had a lovely conversation with Danah Reyes, an international student from Cavite, Philippines. We talked about her study experience in Toronto and how Canada broadened her perspectives of the world. In our previous article, we focused on her time as an international student. Here, we will talk more about culture and living in two…

Socialize Safely During the Pandemic
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Socialize Safely During the Pandemic

How do one socialize during a global pandemic? The short answer is that you don’t really socialize. Cases are rising almost everywhere. Toronto is looking at average of 2000+ cases every day and Ford has also implemented tighter lockdown rules. The global pandemic results in not only physical health issues, but also mental health challenges,…

How Did Canada Get its Name?
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How Did Canada Get its Name?

Why Canada? What is the significance of this name? The name Canada actually originates from the Huron-Iroquois word kanata, and was transported around the country via a growing colonist economy of fur trading and exploration. Eventually, the name was formalized, and it has remained in place for over 150 years since 1867. Where Does the…

9 Culture Shock That International Students Experience
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9 Culture Shock That International Students Experience

One thing that comes with immigrating to a completely different place is going through a culture shock, or perhaps, multiple culture-shocks. We have gathered a list of things that many international students have found either odd or amusing after they moved to Canada. Self Gas PumpIf you came from Asia, it probably never occurred to…

Learn About Public Transportation in Canada
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Learn About Public Transportation in Canada

Canada has public transportation in all cities and major towns in many ways of travel. Bus Train Subway Light-rail trains  Streetcars (trams) It is advisable to research your options if you plan to use public transportation before you decide where to live. Every city in Canada has its own way of the public transit system….