All posts tagged in: 'Social'

Mahmoud Maree

Mahmoud Maree was interviewed by Rasha Fahim, Immigrant Services Kingston and Area youth settlement worker, at the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes. Translation of the interview from Arabic to English was provided by Rasha Fahim.

I have been in Kingston now for exactly one year. My family and I are very happy here. The people are very kind.

James McNutt

Queen’s University Master of Education student James McNutt was recognized with a Celebrating Accessibility Award at a ceremony at Memorial Hall in City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. The award recognized his GoPro Journey Sequence Project, a project that used video to raise awareness of accessibility challenges on the campus.
Following the ceremony, Anna-Karina Tabunar, the ceremony’s

Tara McCallan

On Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Tara McCallan, founder of the Happy Soul Project, was recognized with by The City of Kingston and the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee with a Celebrating Accessibility Award for her significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston. Happy Soul Project inspires others to look at life differently, believing in

Haitham Alalwah

Haitham Alalwah (centre) was interviewed at the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes by Rasha Fahim and Cristian Medina, Immigrant Services Kingston and Area youth settlement workers with Kingston Community Health Centres. Translation of the interview from Arabic to English was provided by Rasha Fahim.

I have been here in Canada only four months. Within these four months, I

Celal Milli

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Celal Milli was interviewed at the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes by Rasha Fahim and Cristian Medina, Immigrant Services Kingston and Area youth settlement workers with Kingston Community Health Centres. Translation of the interview from Arabic to English was provided by Rasha Fahim.

I would first of all like to thank the Canadian government and thank all the

Maher Al-Mutawaa

Maher Al-Mutawaa was interviewed at the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes by Rasha Fahim, an Immigrant Services Kingston and Area youth settlement worker with Kingston Community Health Centres. Translation of the interview from Arabic to English was provided by Rasha Fahim.

I have been in Kingston for about a year and four months now. We are very happy

Fahd and Kinda

We have been in Kingston for 9 months. What do I like best? I think it's the way of life - the social way of life - how people are helpful. It's a new life for us here - a very big and great change." - Fahd Abou

"I am starting to write a short story about my experience called

Rick Horton

Nestled away at 1641 Perth Rd. is a beautiful stretch of woodland that for many is an iconic element of our childhood memories. It’s a wooded wonderland filled with nature, the sound of running water - and the sweet smell of maple syrup being cooked.

This place is the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. For more than 40 years

Chris Gobeil

Q: What do you love about living in Kingston?

Chris: I really feel like I belong here.

Chris Gobeil
Constable, Kingston Police

Lilith and Brian

“Loving Spoonful has collected and delivered over 250,000 lbs of perishable food since 2008. Working with local caterers, restaurants, hotels, and farmers, Loving Spoonful prevents food from going to the landfill and helps it get to those who need it most.”

Lilith and Brian,
Loving Spoonful

Donna Morrin

Donna Morrin’s summer job as a clerk with Correctional Service Canada evolved into a successful career spanning 38 years, including five-and-a-half years as warden at Kingston Penitentiary. Donna returned to Kingston Penitentiary this summer to lead tours through the 178-year-old landmark.

How did your career with Correctional Service Canada change over the years?

I started in the government’s

Rhodri Bassett

Queen’s University graduate Rhodri Bassett is the group lead at Kingston Penitentiary, a role that helps keep tours of the 178-year-old institution on schedule. With an education in sociology, philosophy and criminology, and two summers of working at Fort Henry National Historic Site, Bassett brings an appreciation and understanding of Kingston Penitentiary’s place in the city’s heritage.

Mike St. Marie

Mike St. Marie retired from the Correctional Service of Canada in 2009 after 35 years of service. St. Marie worked in six of the eight institutions in the region, spending 1981 to 1986 at Kingston Penitentiary. He returned this year to help lead and guide tours.

On duty in the prison as a station guide, St. Marie greets visitors as

Pat Boudreau

I have so many positive memories from my years of service. I started my career with the Correctional Service of Canada in 1977 at the Dorchester Penitentiary in Dorchester, NB. In 1982, I came to Kingston Penitentiary and worked her and in the Regional Treatment Centre until she closed on September. 23, 2013. When Kingston Penitentiary was closed, we were

Rae Gateley

Rae Gateley started with Correctional Service Canada as a Hospital Officer - specifically a psych nurse - in 1978. Her career spanned more than four decades, including service at the Prison for Women, Joyceville Institution, Frontenac Institution, the Correctional Staff College and Kingston Penitentiary, where she stayed until her retirement in 2001. When federal regulations changed in 1980 to women

Ruth Noordegraaf and Sunita Gupta

Ruth Noordegraff and Sunita Gupta are two Kingstonians who help to put out the city’s welcome mat. They know what it’s like to move to a new country and are helping others do the same through their work with the Kingston Immigration Partnership, an organization that helps newcomers integrate into their new home.

Ruth has a specialization in

Nathalie Banger

One of my major passions is food. As a kid, I was regularly baking cakes and cookies from scratch before I was even allowed to work the oven by myself. Since then, I've worked in restaurants serving, cooking, and baking, as well as spending a few summers working on organic farms.

In 2012 I was given the opportunity to manage

Tanya Fortin

The best thing about teaching in the child and youth care program at St. Lawrence College is that I have the opportunity to inspire and mentor future child and youth care practitioners, to find their passion to make a difference in the lives of others.

I bring a lot of energy to my lessons and look for real world applications.

Will Freeman

You’ll find Will at the Memorial Centre Farmers Market every Sunday standing behind a beautiful display of his produce, including his funky salad mixes named Fall Frolic, Bunny Mix and Wild Thing featuring edible flowers.

Kingston is a community that values local food, and that makes for happy farmers. The smile on Will’s face, as he answers questions

Elaine & Walter

Elaine and Walter describe beekeeping as a “hobby gone wild.” With 200 hives in eight locations across the community, it is like having a second full-time job just to tend to the bees.

What drives them is the result of their hard work – honey, which they take to the Memorial Centre Farmers Market.

“Watching someone’s face while they try