In 2020, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) only accepted 10,000 applications, a relatively low number. On Tuesday, Immigration Minister Mendicino announced they would be processing 30,000 applications this year for the sought-after family reunification program.View More Sought-after Family Reunification Program Accepting 30,000 Applications in 2021
Several parents are putting social isolation to good use, taking time to teach their children about their immigrant heritage. This story traces their lineage and finds out why it matters to these families and the country.View More Parents Use New Family Time to Help Kids Rediscover their Roots
For many immigrants, grandparents play a unique role in offsetting the financial burden of childcareView More Grandparents at Home: A Blessing
Thousands of families will soon get a second chance to bring parents and grandparents to Canada. That’s the good news recently announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The bad news is that there is…View More Changes Coming to Parent and Grandparent Immigration?
I published my debut novel, Belief, in Canada last year. It’s the story of an immigrant family’s struggle to integrate into the Canadian mainstream. Just when everything seems to be falling into place after nearly two decades of…View More Whose Voice is it Anyway?
Belief is a novel by Mayank Bhatt, a Mumbai-born resident of Toronto. It tells the story of the son of Indian immigrants to Canada who cooperates with terrorists to identify Canadian places to bomb, in…View More Novel Explores Road to Radicalization
As a child, it wasn’t unusual for Ann Y.K. Choi to be at work behind the counter of her family’s convenience store in Toronto. She and her two brothers were expected to help their parents…View More Family’s Courage Shines on in Story of Corner Shop
Many immigrant men feel isolated, fearful and lost upon arrival in Canada, according to multiple researchers and social agencies in the country. Vic Lantion, a program coordinator with the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary (ECCC), explains that…View More Resettlement Woes: Men Struggle to Find Identity
Pakistani women enjoy more autonomy in the home and greater overall life satisfaction in Canada compared to what they experienced back home, a new study suggests. According to “Perceptions of Autonomy and Life Satisfaction in…View More Driving Change: Pakistani Women Find Autonomy in Canada
Asking seniors subtle questions about their daily routines opens up dialogue – and can point to signs of elder abuse, which rarely reveals itself in obvious ways. Nirpal Bhangoo-Sekhon often asks seniors she meets about…View More Breaking Silence Around Elder Abuse