Author name: Vlad Umnov

Finding Community through Your Passion: Mirna & Maria’s Story

By Youdon Tenzin Photography has been Mirna Chacin’s passion for a long time. She believes in the power of storytelling through photography. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to anyone that she would pursue this field professionally. It has taken up space in her life in ways she did not expect it to and connected […]

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Beatrice Traub-Werner, Academic Director of Bridge Program for Mental Health Professionals (now BREM)

Beatrice Traub-Werner moved to Canada from Argentina in 1970. In the 2000s, she met MNLCT’s former Executive Director Tanya Chute-Molina. Beatrice and Tanya shared a close friendship which later translated into a working relationship when Tanya asked her to join the MNLCT’s Bridging team.  For our 40th anniversary, Beatrice sat down with us to give

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“My true calling is to change people’s lives for the better”: Tanya’s Story

By Vlad Umnov “The life loves me”, says Tanya, a Ukrainian psychotherapist from Dnipro – a city 500 km from the Ukrainian capital Kiev. In 2022, when the Russian invasion began, she and her husband got into the car and drove to Poland. In July 2022, they flew to Canada by CUAET visa (Canada-Ukraine Authorization

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Get Job Search Tips at Our Job Connect Café!

Join Our Next Job Connect Café Monday, November 20, 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm In this interactive online session hosted by MNLCT, you will: Meet employers that are hiring Learn about training organizations Discover job opportunities and essential services Learn about recruitment processes Find out about eligibility requirements, available careers, and training opportunities REGISTER

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Empowering Survivors: A Journey of Support and Resilience 

By Shravani Lenka  The MNLCT community mental health program, under the leadership of Leticia Esquivel, RP and in collaboration with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, has successfully completed the pilot project of Revive and Thrive Peer Support Group. This initiative has left behind a trail of empowerment and strength for women and gender-diverse individuals who

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My First Experience with Community Health Services

By Evonne Chen Upon stepping into the Community Health Services centre, I was met with beaming smiles and a warm welcome. This gracious reception immediately alleviated the usual apprehension I feel when visiting a healthcare facility or meeting medical professionals. Thanks to the proactive communication from the MNLCT team, the staff at the Community Health

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Join LIGHTS: A FREE Language Training & Wellbeing Program

Looking for language support with a dose of emotional well-being? LIGHTS is here for you!   3 New Cohorts Starting September 19th Online Classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-3:30 PM via Zoom In-Person Sessions: Wednesday at our Keele Office (2737 Keele St, Unit 9) Experience 12 weeks of language training and wellbeing activities. It’s all about

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