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, she learned that the education system in Canada was a lot different than back home,… Continue reading A Mentor’s Journey
It’s been eight months since Magda Wierzbicka opened the doors to The Café, a cozy café in Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood. While it serves an array of loose leaf teas, baked goods, and steaming coffee – regulars are coming for more than just to fill their palate.
INFOGRAPHIC: Why does immigration matter to Canada’s future? By Immigrants Working Centre
“All immigrants are artists because they create a life, a future, from nothing but a dream. The immigrant’s life is art in its purest form.” – Patricia Engel, Colombian American novelist.
Growing up as a child of first-generation immigrants, I bore witness to artists who dreamt, imagined and created.
Amina recounts to me an “ah-ha” moment after our first conversation at Hamilton’s Makers Market. Not thinking of herself in those terms, in her mind, immigrant entrepreneurs are immigrants running businesses that specifically cater to the needs of other immigrant individuals like themselves.
On March 14, 2016, the Government of Ontario released their 2016 Budget. As part of the budget, the government announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and grant options for college and university students in Ontario. Included in those changes is the new Ontario Student Grant, which is designed to provide more support to low-income and economically vulnerable students.