The East&West Dialogue is our monthly special event that brings local people and immigrants together. Our guest speakers, well-established and from all walks of life, come as volunteers and share their stories, expertise, and insight into cultural differences. Audience are encouraged to share their own stories and raise questions. We hope that through these dialogues immigrants will learn Canadian people, society, and customs in depth so they can integrate into the mainstream with more ease and grace.
This month we proudly present Ms. Marianne Kozinets and Mr. Richard McCallum, as our guest speakers:
Marianne was born and grew up in Toronto. She spent most of her life in the city, aside for the 8 years she lived in the USA. She has a BA from University of Toronto with a double major in Sociology and Theatre. Marianne has over fifteen years of experience in the social services field, providing counselling and assessment services to a variety of individuals, including people with disabilities, newcomers and people with employment, financial and housing needs. She has run a variety of support and socialization groups such as Depression Management, Anger Management and Fitness and Nutrition. She has worked with City of Toronto, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (Psychosocial Day Treatment Program), and currently Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. Marianne’s parents and two grandparents were born in Canada, and she has a Jewish heritage. She is divorced with three kids (two boys away in university and one daughter in grade 11) and a dog. She enjoys running. She also loves hiking and nature.
Richard McCallum was born in Montreal and lived in Ottawa for a year and have lived in the Toronto area for the last 50 years or so. His family going back several generations are from the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec. He went to University of Toronto and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography. He is married with 2 children who are both recent graduates and both have started to their work careers. Richard has worked in the social service field in employment for about 20 years. His hobbies include riding a bike to stay in shape, and in his younger days he ran several marathons, and he enjoys playing cards especially poker.
Professionals or home-makers, students or parents, everyone is welcome to join us, and have a dynamic dialogue with our employment service experts!
When: Thursday May 23, 2019 6:00-8:30 P.M.
(The first half hour will be meal and social time. Dialogue will begin at 6:30 P.M. sharp)
Where: Iroquois Junior Public School
265 Chartland Blvd., Scarborough (near Finch & Brimley; free parking in the school’s parking lot or along the streets)
Cost: Free, including simple meals
Please RSVP as soon as possible, and by Wednesday May 22 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
We look forward to seeing you there!