(1) To promote cross-cultural dialogue and cultural/language exchange through a variety of free local activities and social events, as well as international trips.
(Participation in these events is always optional and the organizers are not charging for service.)
(2) To establish a global network of professionals in various disciplines.
(3) To build a chain of "International Friends" (iFriends) groups worldwide so that you have friends all over the world
We live in an ever-shrinking global village, where modern technologies connect people from any corner of the world in a way and intensity never seen before. We also have the fortune to live in a vibrant city that is home to diverse cultures and people of various ethnic backgrounds.
This group offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the many international cultures that Toronto hosts, to share your knowledge of your own cultural heritage or expertise with other event participants, and meet new friends and potential business partners as well as expand horizon while doing so.
Let's build a global network of international communities together and benefit each other as well as the society. Wouldn't it be nice if you travel to Europe,Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Thailand, or Shanghai, you get to meet lots of friendly and local residents there for free, and they may as well show you around and do the interpretation for you free of charge? Let alone the valuable information, assistance, friendship, and security... It may even facilitate the trips that were originally impossible for many of us.
This group does not charge for membership, events, or services (except for your own orders and/or expenses demanded by other collaborating groups/organizations that host the respective events).
If you are a newcomer or just a visitor that happens to be traveling to Toronto, welcome to enjoy our service/events and contact this friendly group also!
All members are welcome to discuss within the group, and provide your valuable inputs and suggestions. Members are also welcome to propose events and activities for this group.
Note: For The Toronto Friends Network in each category, see the bottom of this "About us" page.
Dream Builders International Group
Dare to Dream BIG!
The Global Network for Professionals, Travel/Fun Lovers & Cultural/Ethnic Groups
We are thirty-five thousand (35,000) professionals & culture/travel/art/fun lovers
that meet locally in Toronto & connect globally to major cities worldwide
We are connecting to a variety of non-profit "International Friends" communities worldwide. You can eventually have friends all over the world--friends you meet here and return to their home towns, friends you meet while traveling overseas, as well as people participating in the same webinars from different countries.
You get to visit "International Friends" or participate in group events for free if you travel there. If you just try it once, you would know that it is among the best ways to make a bunch of friends or meet like-minded people in a very short time--the unique power of "Meetup" relative to other social networks such as Facebook and else.
Note: Please send emails to chris.meetup at hotmail.com instead of sending me emails on site. (I usually can't find emails from that on-site account, but I can't shut it down as the Meetup system makes it mandatory for Organizers to keep the on-site email link active...)