Immigrant Spotlight: Semula Horlings

Semula Horlings is no stranger to the difficulties and struggles that newcomers face. Her role as a Family Settlement Counsellor at the Immigrant Women’s Centre (IWC) has connected her to many clients, each with their own challenges as they try to make Canada their new home. The biggest hurdle for newcomers is the language barrier that… Continue reading Immigrant Spotlight: Semula Horlings

Connections make a difference

In Canada, many people work to fight against racism. Despite our efforts, it sometimes seems impossible to completely eliminate. Racism is present in many aspects of our society from employment, to housing, to our day-to-day interactions. How many times have you seen a job posting that says, “This employer is equality-seeking and welcomes applicants from… Continue reading Connections make a difference

Karen family finds freedom in Hamilton

Over sixty years of torture, rape, murder, forced labour and village burning by the Burmese military resulted in over 140,000 Karen people successfully fleeing to refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border. Eight refugee camps have been established along the border, which are filled with people who survived the dangerous and long journey through the jungle… Continue reading Karen family finds freedom in Hamilton