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Wear Pink on April 9

April 4, 2014

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April 9 is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all forms of bullying.
The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two high school students saw a gay student, wearing a pink shirt, being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic and transphobic bullying. The message was clear: anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.
Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us.

Source: http://www.dayofpink.org/en/info

Post written by Diversity & Immigrant Student Support staff

It's Tax Time – Need Some Help?

April 3, 2014

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Here is a list of Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics in Winnipeg that can provide you with tax information or help you file your taxes for free.
♦ Accueil Francophone (#104 – 420 Des Meurons Street)
March 10 – April 30; Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  Phone: 204-975-4250
♦  Bilingual Service Centre, (#100 – 614 Rue Des Meurons)
March 11 – April 15; every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome – English or French
* Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Norquay Building (401 York Avenue, basement auditorium)
February 25 – April 30; every Tuesday to Friday,   9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome – English
* Clients are encouraged to come early to ensure they will be seen by a volunteer, as this clinic typically sees a large volume of clients.
♦ Service Canada Centre (1001 St. Mary’s Road)
February 27 – April 24, Every Thursday – 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m
No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome – English
* Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income. Income limits: less than $30,000 (single person), less than $35,000 (single parent) and less than $40,000 (couple).

(Based on information from Canada Revenue Agency www.cra-arc.gc.ca)           

 
 
 

Free Computer Course for Academic Purposes

April 3, 2014

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The Global Welcome Centre at the University of Winnipeg is offering a Computer Course for Academic Purposes. It is designed to teach the language of computers, and improve students’ abilities in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for post-secondary study. This program is offered to permanent residents at no cost.
This class is not for employment purposes and is offered only for individuals with permanent resident status who are currently attending post-secondary education or plan to be in the near future. To succeed in this program, applicants are advised have an intermediate language level. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Session Dates: April 12 – May 31, 2014.
Class Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each Saturday for 8 weeks
Deadline for applications: extended until April 4, 2014
Location: The University of Winnipeg
Contact the Global Welcome Centre for more information or to register:
Call: 204.258.2946
Email: globalwelcomecentre@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: Room 1E04, 511 Ellice Avenue
Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
 

Winter in Winnipeg

February 10, 2014

These beautiful photos of deer in the winter time were taken by an LTC student.
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LTC

October 18, 2013

Going Places with LTC’s Web Site

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As you can tell, this Blog site has begun to take shape!
Input from any interested parties is encouraged.