Stories

Making memories… every day!

Memories are made every day here at the centre. A picture speaks more than a thousand words, as we cherish each and every moment in our lives together as a community. A story is a way for us to share our moments with you, grow as a community, and for us to look back at all the wonderful times we have had in the past years. Here you will find stories from our clients and staff talking about their experiences with the centre.

Pavlos’s Story

Pavlos left his beautiful city of Athens, to marry a Canadian woman. He and his Toronto- born wife, Agnes, met via friends on Facebook. They communicated in what he calls “Greeklish,” her Greek being second-generation and almost as poor as his English! Eventually they decided to meet, and she flew to Athens. Later, he came… Continue Reading Pavlos’s Story

New friends & new activities

The newcomer children are enjoying the new sensory activity-Shaving Cream Fun. They speak different home languages: Edward speaks Korean, Shuha and Qaisar speak Arabic, Lily speaks Mandarin, Hany speaks Spanish. They make friends and play cooperatively in our Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) program. The girls are reading the book with the preschooler teacher Nique.… Continue Reading New friends & new activities

Sunetra’s Story

Before we came here, back in my home country I started reading reviews that it was difficult to be regulated and have a license here and a lot of medical doctors were driving Uber. We went there because there was a person from South India there, we had met online and he was a really… Continue Reading Sunetra’s Story

Holiday Crafts (Linc 3-4 Classes)

At the New Life Centre, when holidays approach throughout the year, the LINC teachers make an effort to teach students about the meaning and cultural aspect of that particular holiday. They sometimes teach crafts, special and fun facts as well as share particular cultural foods pertaining to that holiday. During Valentine's Day and St Patrick's… Continue Reading Holiday Crafts (Linc 3-4 Classes)

Early morning smiles ….from Myanmar ….!!!

Keep on Bloggin’….!!!! You probably heard the buzz…!!! We at MNLCT started blogging our lives away…!!! The idea, of course, is to share information about our programs and services but, most importantly, these blogs will intend to tell stories about our clients, students, children that come through our doors every day to participate, learn and… Continue Reading Early morning smiles ….from Myanmar ….!!!

From Aleppo to Tim Hortons….!!!!

LINC students Rana and Rasha are sisters and attend our LINC Program along with Eleanor (Rana’s daughter)  since we launched the courses at Victoria Park and McNicoll back in September / 2016.  They arrived in Canada last year and –the three of them- are some of our several LINC participants from Aleppo /Syria.   Understandably, despite enjoying Canada, their home country’s painful circumstances are always… Continue Reading From Aleppo to Tim Hortons….!!!!

Alexandra’s Family

The featured image shows Alexandra's brother. “Mennonite New Life Centre, good morning, buenos dias” was the first contact that my family and I had with the Centre. That was the moment, when we finally found someone who could provide information and support to us, after a few months of arriving in Canada.  Once we went to the office and had an… Continue Reading Alexandra’s Family

Valentine’s Rose: Touched a Vietnamese Single Mother’s Heart

On Valentine’s  Day, I sent a rose to each of my students. Dua Le broke into her tears. She told me it’s the first time she got a rose. Dua Le is a single mother with five children, the youngest one is disabled. She married her husband and came to Canada ten years ago. She… Continue Reading Valentine’s Rose: Touched a Vietnamese Single Mother’s Heart

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