Friday, April 28, 2017
2 DAYS TO GO FOR THE SPRING EVENT OF THE SEASON: “THIS IS MY BEAUTY” KICKING OFF SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
Toronto, ON : April 25, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
“A MATTER OF GEOGRAPHY,” by JASMINE D’COSTA, ELEGANTLY EXPLORES THE EVER-CHANGING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE COSMIC FRAMEWORK,”
Friday, April 14, 2017
ONE BOOK ONE BRAMPTON: THE CELEBRATION
Be inspired to share in our community-wide reading experience!
Meet Farzana Doctor, winner of Brampton Library's One Book One Brampton 2017
Celebrate One Book One Brampton winner Six Metres of Pavement
Friday, April 21 6 – 8:30 pm
Cyril Clark Lecture Theatre, 20 Loafer's Lake Lane, Brampton
Brampton Library is pleased to present An Evening with Farzana Doctor whose book Six Metres of Pavement was selected by Brampton residents in a public vote from a shortlist of four titles: "A book club for half a million people sounds like a lot of fun, "said Mayor Jeffrey when the announcement was made at Brampton City Hall on February 16.
Join us to find out more! See you Friday, April 21 at 6 pm.
Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author of three novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement (which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012 and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award) and the recently released All Inclusive. Named one of CBC Books' Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now and was the recipient of the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Grant in 2011, she curates the Brockton Writers Series and is a proud member of The Writers Union of Canada.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
March 31, 2017—Moncton, NB – Canadians are building a world-leading innovation economy. One way to do this is by making improvements to Express Entry—Canada's flagship skilled-worker immigration application management system.
Programs managed through the Express Entry system attract high-skilled foreign workers and former international students who want to live in Canada permanently and whose in-demand skills are needed by employers across the country to help build businesses and grow the economy.
Starting on June 6, 2017, additional points will be awarded to candidates who have strong French language skills. These additional points represent an important change that will contribute to the growth, vitality and prosperity of Francophone minority communities across Canada.
Other changes to the Express Entry system planned for June include points for candidates with siblings in Canada and voluntary registration with Job Bank.
"Increasing Francophone immigration and growing Francophone communities across Canada remains a priority for the Government of Canada. Canada's greatest strength is its skilled, hard-working, creative, and diverse workforce. I am pleased that with my announcement today, Canada will welcome more French speakers and others with skills and experience that will help our economy and communities grow".
– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
"With these changes to Express Entry, I am pleased that Canada will welcome many more high-skilled Francophone immigrants. They will help grow Francophone minority communities across Canada and strengthen the economy as they build their new lives here."
– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
Quick facts: Since the launch of Express Entry in January 2015, Canada has welcomed over 43,000 economic immigrants through the Express Entry system. Express Entry attracts highly skilled immigrants, with many having studied in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics—skills that are linked to innovation, prosperity and growth.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Advance Praise for A Matter of Geography:
“They were neighbours - Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus - till Bombay’s religious violence tore their community apart. What is the meaning of ‘ home' to someone who has emigrated? Can love conquer geography? Jasmine D’Costa elegantly explores these ever-changing human relationships
-- Sylvia Fraser, author of Pandora and The Rope in Water
within the cosmic framework.”
“With a richness of details, Jasmine D’Costa, gently and insightfully, through the eyes of childhood innocence, lifts the veil on a tumultuous time period in India where violence and religious hatred swept through a peaceful, diverse and tight knit community, forever altering the lives of its inhabitants. More than ever and in difficult times, A Matter for Geography is a much-needed glimmer of hope.”
-- John Calabro, author of An Imperfect Man and The Cousin
“Jasmine D'Costa's A Matter of Geography is a brave commentary on the place many of us carry in our hearts as home. It leaves us with the question, is there a true sense of shared belonging or are some Indians more equal than others?
-- Shagorika Easwar, Editor, Desi News and CanadaBound Immigrant
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Toronto's most diverse poetry reading and open mic series
At Shab-e She'r (Poetry Night) we don't just wait for diversity to happen: we actively invite it.
Please spread the word through social media and any other way you know. Let our event become as diverse as we are.
Featured poets: Diana Manole & Anuj Rastogi
Guest speaker: Jael Richardson
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8
Doors open 6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m.
Show 7 p.m.
Diana Manole Romanian-Canadian writer, translator, theatre director, and scholar, 9 books, organizer of "AlieNation: Performing Canada as 'New Canadian' Poets," at the conference of the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures
Anuj Rastogi Toronto-based writer, spoken word poet & music composer for film scores & studio albums, working on a new studio album, a new Spoken Word EP, his debut poetry manuscript, and two new feature film scores
Jael Richardson author of The Stone Thrower, shortlisted for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, columnist on CBC's q, two-time TDSB Writer-in-Residence, Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD).
St-Stephen-in-the Fields accessibility information:
The venue has a wheelchair ramp entrance and is all on one level; however, the wheelchair ramp door does not yet have a pushbutton, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom.
All washrooms are gender-neutral.