Message from the International Education Department
Quad 2 started on Thursday the past week. Students should have been contacted by their teachers. If you have not been contacted yet, please email your school counsellor. Our teachers use Google classroom and/or d2L to support their virtual teaching. Please ensure you can access Google from your home countries.
Some of you may need to seek advice from your local internet providers. Attendance is mandatory and is crucial to your academic success. Please always respond to your teacher’s email. If you have to be away from classes, please inform your teachers ahead of time.
IRCC has now approved for International Students in the K-12 sector to travel to Ontario (November 17, 2020) if they have a valid student permit or appropriate Visa.
Bạn có biết? CEI là trung tâm tư vấn du học Canada uy tín và miễn phí từ 2009, ngàn hàng học sinh Canada đã được CEI tư vấn thành công. Xem thêm: Tại sao bạn nên chọn tư vấn du học Canada với CEI?
In this issue, we will have a section on IRCC update, more information for the Christmas Cards Design Volunteer opportunity and some entertainment news.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – November 25
It aims to raise public awareness around the issue as well as increase both policymaking and resources dedicated to ending violence against women and girls worldwide. Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981.
This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). On February 7th 2000, the United Nations General Assembly officially designates November 25 as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Your Guide to the University of Waterloo
- HOW UNIVERSITY WORKS—what to study, how to apply, support services, and more!
- 7 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY
- CLUBS AT WATERLOO
Free Online Canadian CAEL boot camp Nov 23-26
Canadian CAEL English language proficiency test can now be taken on line in the safety and security of your homes in addition to a testing center. All the major Canadian colleges and universities accept both the CAEL CE and CAEL ONLINE. You can view the test dates and register the test here.
To help you better learn about and practice for this CANADIAN language proficiency test, grade 12 students can register the free CAEL bootcamp. Grade 11 students are welcome to register for a head-up experience. There is a scholarship possibility. See Scholarship Possibility.
NEW Arrival & Monitoring Requirements – ArriveCAN
Please read the information contained at the link carefully as some new requirements will come into effect on Nov 21st related to arrival and after a student has entered Canada. Click here to USE ArriveCAN to enter Canada.
A couple of key excerpts are included below:
Requirements for travellers entering Canada by air:
As of November 21, 2020, if you’re flying to Canada as your final destination, you must use ArriveCAN to submit your:
- travel and contact information
- quarantine plan (unless exempted under conditions set out in the mandatory isolation order)
- COVID-19 symptom self-assessments
- submit your information before you board your flight to Canada
- be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada
- a border services officer will verify that you have submitted your information digitally
Requirements for all travellers after they’ve entered Canada
As of November 21, 2020, all travellers, whether they travel by air, land or sea, must provide information after their entry into Canada.
You must use ArriveCAN or call 1-833-641-0343 to:
- confirm that you’ve arrived at the address you provided for your quarantine or isolation location within 48 hours of your entry into Canada
- complete daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessments during your quarantine period
You don’t have to do this if you’re exempted under conditions set out in the mandatory isolation order.
Volunteering! Holiday Greeting Cards for Yee Hong Seniors (Virtual)
Yee Hong is a non-profit senior care organization delivering high-quality, culturally appropriate services. Operating 805 long-term care home beds, 10 hospice beds, and a wide range of community support services, Yee Hong annually serves over 15,000 individuals across the Greater Toronto Area.
In this pandemic, the older adults are among the populations of highest risk. Following the Public Health directives, we are restricting visitors in their long-term care homes. As Christmas and the New Year are approaching soon, we’d like to invite you in creating holiday greeting cards to our residents and staff members. Your holiday greeting cards can help bring the joy of holidays to our residents, and show support to our staff members.
Recipients: There are three types of recipients. Your card could be addressed to one type of recipients, or to all of them.
- Yee Hong residents: they are older adults who are living in our long-term care homes
- Yee Hong staff members – Long-term Care: they are professionals providing health care and other programs and ser-vices to the residents in the long-term care home.
- Yee Hong staff members – Community Services: they are professionals providing health care and other programs and services to the clients in the community.
Language: English and your home language (it should be a translation of the English verses)
Estimated Community Service Hours: 2 hours per card, including the design, drawing, and writing
Accepted formats of greeting cards:
The holiday greeting cards can be created on paper or electronically. If the card is created on paper, it could be sub-mitted as a scan or picture.
PDF, JPEG and PNG are acceptable digital formats
Please submit your holiday greeting cards by Dec 15th. Click here to read the upload instructions and submit your cards. For inquires or submission, please email Ms. Chung at [email protected]
Student Community Involvement Booklet from TCDSB
Click the links below to download your Community Involvement Booklet for community service guidelines and log book:
Mental Health Resources for Students
Kids Help Phone, Students can call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
What’s Up Clinics by phone: at 1-866-585-6486 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
PROTECH Live Chat Live Chat or phone call is available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
If you love movies and film making, you may not want to miss this! ICFF presents ICFF at Home from November 29th – December 8th, 2020. To enjoy the festival online, you can purchase a Festival Pass to access the newest released Italian feature films, shorts and documentaries, accompanied by live Q&As, and free virtual events all from the comfort of your home! Single movie tickets are available.
Are you a fan of Charlie Brown, Snoopy? A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be available starting Nov. 18, and free to stream Nov. 25 through Nov. 27. A Charlie Brown Christmas will be free to stream Dec. 11 through Dec. 13 on Apple TV+
Since 1905, the Santa Claus Parade has kicked off the season! This year, the parade will air on Saturday, December 5 at 7pm on CTV and CTV2. 23 floats will be included in this year’s parade at Canada’s Wonderland, along with a variety of musical guest performances and celebrity appearances. Not in Toronto? You may download the CTV or CTV2 apps to watch from abroad.
Hardware and Software information and offers to all TCDSB students.
COVID-19 Testing at Shoppers Drug Mart available at select locations for international students that have passed their 14-day quarantine period. Free of charge. Legal custodian needs to make the appointment. Student to bring passport and to provide a local cellphone number on test day.
November Poll: Most Popular Social Media Click here to vote.