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
“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
Mohamad Alshami is a professional welder from Syria – and is ready to launch in the Hamilton workforce. He’s worked for 10 years doing oil pipeline welding and heavy equipment repair. He comes from a long line of welders – his father was a welder, his grandfather was a welder – his great grandfather too. Their family business that was once very successful – is now in ruins.
“The story of Canada is the story of immigration,” said MP Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. We made a list of 10 things you should know about Hussen.
Between school, part-time jobs, extra-curricular activities and socializing, life for today’s youth is busy. However, making a difference is also on the agenda for the Youth Focus Group in Hamilton’s Riverdale neighbourhood.
INFOGRAPHIC: Syrian Refugee Crisis: 1 year after Alan Kurdi By Immigrants Working Centre It has been one year since the body of three-year-old Alan Kurdi was found on Turkey’s coast. Today: 4.8 million Syrians are registered refugees. Syrian Refugee Crisis: 1 Year after Sept 2, 2015. On September 2, 2015 the body of three-year-old Alan… Continue reading Syrian Refugee Crisis: 1 year after Alan Kurdi