Category: Featured

TradesLink prepares newcomers for jobs in construction

“I want to work… Any work would be OK,” said Omar, 56, who chose Hamilton because of its substantial Yemeni community. “I don’t want to (receive) welfare, but I need it right now to survive.” After hearing about the Immigrants...

/ July 10, 2018

A Mentor’s Journey

In 2016, Nadya arrived to Canada holding on to all the memories she had as a teacher, yet worried about the students she left behind.  She was determined to continue doing what she loves the most. Shortly after her arrival,...

/ May 8, 2018

Immigrant Spotlight: Q & A with Artur Gnandt

Tell us your story of coming to Canada as an immigrant. AG: We came to Canada 5 years ago from Romania. Life was challenging in Eastern Europe, my wife and I had great jobs, but that wasn’t enough to prosper....

/ August 8, 2017

Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story

“Obviously it hasn’t been easy – but now I feel home. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and where I have come from,” says Chantal, who now works as a Therapeutic Counsellor for people with dementia and their families....

/ June 19, 2017

Celebrating Canada Day together for the first time

Reem was just one of the one hundred newcomers that joined together on June 14 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate Canada’s Birthday together. The students and staff gathered to sing the National Anthem at Main Street and James Street in...

/ June 14, 2017

Blind Ambition: A story of hope

The goal of becoming a lawyer and businessperson may sound ambitious, but Halain Irakunda knows he is right on track. His story has sent a ripple through his English school, now known as the student who went from zero to...

/ March 2, 2017