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. Of course, she knows firsthand the struggles refugees face. “We go through a lot of… Continue reading Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story

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 Hamilton, outside of the Immigrants Working Centre’s main office. The lead singer was Lil Acevedo,… Continue reading Celebrating Canada Day together for the first time