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Links to further Our Learning

Life-Long Learning = Life-Long Competency
 
Most cities have Multicultural non-profit organizations that volunteer to come into schools and present to staff and students. 
It needs to be year round and it needs to be intertwined in the everyday life of being at the school so that it comes to a point 
where it is no longer an issue that even needs to be addressed. 
There are events held in the GTA such as the Carassauga Festival of Cultures. 
It occurs every year in the Mississauga/Brampton area and is one that students, their families and teachers can all get 
involved in.
Here is a link to the 2011 website: http://www.carassauga.com
 
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You must to continue your learning outside the school and so you have experiences and stories to share and talk about with all 
your students.
Doing activities, such as these, make learning fun and have a longer-lasting effect than simply participating in PD sessions 
once in a while.
Local malls also celebrate special occasions from many different backgrounds that usually reflect those of the community they 
are in such as Chinese New Year.
Travelling also provides an opportunity for learning so, the next time you are planning a family vacation, think about the local 
history of the place you plan on visiting and try to incorporate some learning fun into your vacation! 
 
For those of you who want to provide families of ESL/ELL students with contacts and resources in the community, here are 
some links to local agencies:
 
India Rainbow helps newcomers settle into Ontario, provides access to LINC language and Job Search centres (located in 
Brampton, Ontario.)
 
The link below has contacts of Multicultural Associations ranging from: Muslim, French, Caribbean, and Chinese to Ukrainian.
http://www.heritagetoronto.org/find-out-more/heritage-community/ethnic-organizations
 
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