In the previous article, we talked briefly about separation. After 1 year of separation, a married couple is eligible to apply for a legal divorce under Canadian Divorce Law.
By Yuka Sato, Clinical Supervisor & Junko Mifune, Counsellor. When a couple faces prolonged conflicts, or when they are not able to understand each other’s concerns or needs, actively engaging with these issues by having open dialogue or utilizing couples or marriage counselling are important steps the couple can take to improve the situation. However, […]
By Takanori Kuge, JSS Counsellor On July 18, 2015, I ran an 80km race called ‘The North Face Endurance Challenge — GORE TEX 50 MILE’ at the Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario. The course consisted mostly of mountain trails with many uphills and downhills including several ski slopes. This race features the trails with the […]
By Jean Peasah, Former JSS Counsellor Being born in the 1930s, I find that what most people would regard as history, remain very current and active in my mind. When the media, for example, comments that it is now 70 years since the end of the Second World War, my initial reaction is to be […]
By Junko Mifune, JSS Counsellor To follow up on my previous article, I would like to write about the impact of DV on children. As noted in my previous article, in homes where DV occurs, the victim is a mother, the abuse she experiences impacts her physical and mental health, and she is often traumatized […]
Japanese Social Services (JSS) is asked to consult on a wide range of problems, including Domestic Violence (referred as DV), some of which involve life and death situations. JSS’s two counsellors have been involved in such issues for many years, and each issue needs a lot of time, effort and resources to try to resolve.
This is my ninth year working at JSS as a counsellor. I have been working very hard as a JSS counsellor for all these years, and although JSS has been providing quality social services to the Japanese ethno-cultural community in the GTA for about two decades,
In this article, I would like to introduce one of the JSS programs, which is in great demand.
Many of us are bewildered by the Canadian healthcare system, which is different from the one in Japan. In this article, I would like to summarize the general healthcare system in Canada, and introduce you to Community Health Centres in Ontario.
The number of international marriages has increased in recent years even though many Japanese/non-Japanese mixed marriages have ended up in divorce.
How is your health insurance situation? If you are staying in Canada for a short period of time for travel and leisure, or if you’ve been living in Canada for an extended period of time for studying and are on a working holiday visa, then I’m talking to you.
We are at the height of summer in Toronto, and it is very enjoyable to consume refreshing, ice-cold beer and fancy cocktails during the sizzling hot weather.