“They sent thugs to my home. They vandalised my property and told my wife that wherever I had traveled to, they were waiting for me to come back and that they will finish me off.”
“I was among the first to arrive to Toronto in December 2015 on one of the very first flights. Our sponsors opened their hearts to us."
“These workshops are teaching me more about the people that I studied with over the past two years. Some people are not talkative, and it is amazing to see how this workshop has allowed them to express themselves openly.”
"I am happy to be working as a part of the Client Service Team providing counselling under the Wellness Together Canada Project. We offer Information and resources over the telephone to clients who prefer virtual and immediate assistance."
“If someone told me I was going to become a chef 15 years ago, I would have told them they were crazy. Cooking inspired me to focus on the good things Mexico has to offer and I started to feel prouder of my roots.”
“At Pearson Airport, people were handing us clothes and gifts, while [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau personally went to fetch the right shoe size for my son. Where in the world would you find a head of state who will greet you with such love and compassion?”
“My fear was my kids would end up not speaking English too. I now enjoy reading books to them – in English! I feel fortunate that we own our own house and car, and my husband runs his own renovation company.”
“I want to feel settled. I want to start my life. I have always been someone who creates solutions, to help people. I am very optimistic and see a lot of opportunities.”
A meaningful evening for BEMC & BREM participants.
Each shoe is unique and never replaceable, even if you have the same story to tell, you never do the same performance. The audience is always different, and you are no longer the same performer you were the previous day.