Background In 2011, the total number of people in Canada aged 12-19 who reported being diagnosed with a mood disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, mania or dysthymia was 98,875 (Statistics Canada). This age group had one of the highest prevalence of mental illness diagnoses. Psychologists have always explained that teenagers are at a critical […]
AVENIDA LATINA forms a space where [email protected] youth from across Toronto meet to develop their skills as designers, photographers and writers. Through our magazine we hope to be informative, interactive and to guide under a non-discriminatory framework, which includes gender, race, status & class. Since our launch we have distributed thousands of copies of AVENIDA LATINA around Toronto.
Although AVENIDA LATINA is released quarterly, our goal is to support and maintain a forum of expression for our writers. Therefore, our website will be providing up to date articles written by our very own staff along with event postings happening across the city. We are also very committed to helping youth find employment and volunteer opportunities so we plan to direct you to various resources right here.
A sold out show, a vibrant atmosphere and lots of dancing sum up the night of April 11th at El Mocambo lounge. The Venezuelan band, Los Amigos Invisibles, are famous for blending Jazz, Funk, Disco and Latin American rhythms into their songs. They bring “Gozadera” into their music and their performances. With Babalao Stereo Club, […]
Some people find psychology to be a boring subject. However, it is one that everyone should know a little bit about, given that it teaches us about ourselves. Psychology explores concepts such as perception, motivation, emotions, brain functioning, intelligence, personality, relationships, and our conscious and subconscious selves. The brain is a delicate organ and its […]
As Idle No More, a movement to protect Treaty rights and the environment in Canada, continues to grow, mainstream media largely ignores many of its highlights. Among these overlooked events, is the journey of the Nishiyuu Walkers. On March 25, a group of First Nations youth arrived in Ottawa after marching 1600 kilometers from Northern […]
As human beings we pay much attention to the economy and social issues, as if we were the center of the universe. In fact, our survival depends on the balance and coexistence of all species. For example, if insects disappeared from the face of earth, the food chain could break and collapse, causing all mammals, […]
Creating any object from your own home seems like science fiction. It is the epitome of independence. But it is now a reality: 3D printing. A very innovative technology that has become open source and allows its users to share and download any content, it has exploded and attracted a large community of users that […]
Nowadays, Canada attracts immigrants from around the world. According to Canada’s Immigration Program we have the highest per capita immigration rate, with more than 250,000 permanent residents coming every year. Various people choose to come here because of the growing economic and social opportunities major cities provide: 1. Universal Health Care – When you feel […]
The job position you are applying for will likely get the interest of other individuals looking for the same opportunity. One of the most helpful ways of getting yourself recognized is through your cover letter. While some companies don’t require you to send a cover letter, it’s always best to have one ready. A cover […]
In our last issue, we talked about some of the challenges that youth have when dealing with mental health issues. To follow up, in this edition I had the opportunity to talk about mental health with Luis Carrillos, a youth and family counselor with the Hispanic Development Council. What does the Hispanic Council do, and […]
On Saturday January 19th, 2013, members of the AVENIDA Latina team went to see the Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The event was a showcase of the artistic talents of two of Mexico’s most famous painters and political influences of the 20th century. Frida Kahlo and […]
Many youth drop out of high school because of a lack of passion and frustration from learning things they are likely to forget the following year. The origin of the educational system we have today derives from the age of industrialization. During that time period it was necessary for people to perform similar duties over […]