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Every day Canada receives thousands of newcomers, all arriving with a dream to build a better life. Theirs are stories of courage, determination, ambition and true grit. These are some of those stories.

 

One word that brought change to life: Ruth’s Story

“The MNLCT Counsellor said “this is your now but this is not your forever;” and “that was what revolutionised my mindset.” Continue Reading One word that brought change to life: Ruth’s Story

You made me feel valuable in a moment of vulnerability: Cinthia’s Story

“You helped me to understand that there is always a place out there where you are going to fit in regardless of your background.” Continue Reading You made me feel valuable in a moment of vulnerability: Cinthia’s Story

MNLCT provided me with a family that I did not have in my new country: Fatima’s Story

“My engagement with MNLCT has made my life in Canada a lot easier and one striking thing is that they taught me how to also help others who are in need.” Continue Reading MNLCT provided me with a family that I did not have in my new country: Fatima’s Story

I feel more confident to independently address basic life needs: Victor’s Story

“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.” Continue Reading I feel more confident to independently address basic life needs: Victor’s Story

Education is key to success: Noureddin’s Story

“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.” Continue Reading Education is key to success: Noureddin’s Story

After completing the BREM program, I was immediately hired: Uma’s Story

“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.” Continue Reading After completing the BREM program, I was immediately hired: Uma’s Story

As an immigrant, I feel I can give back something unique and special: Erika’s Story

“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.” Continue Reading As an immigrant, I feel I can give back something unique and special: Erika’s Story

What Canada has done for us is beyond belief: Shahoud’s Story

“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?” Continue Reading What Canada has done for us is beyond belief: Shahoud’s Story

Without language skills, we won’t achieve much: Amanda’s Story

“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.” Continue Reading Without language skills, we won’t achieve much: Amanda’s Story

Canada gave me a new life: Akinmade’s Story

“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.” Continue Reading Canada gave me a new life: Akinmade’s Story

Pursuing passion and crafting a future: Vergine’s story

“I didn’t want to sit at home and just do housework. I wanted to do something for me, something that brings me joy and I started bit by bit. I worked on my jewellery design skills at night.” Continue Reading Pursuing passion and crafting a future: Vergine’s story

Rediscovering new dreams in Canada: Carina’s story

“In China I didn’t think about chasing my dream. But immigration put me at a crossroads and gave me a chance to reset myself. It gave me an opportunity to choose another career path.” Continue Reading Rediscovering new dreams in Canada: Carina’s story

HOPES: Imelda’s Story

“It was a very interesting journey – sometimes so hard; sometimes so beautiful.” Imelda came to Toronto from Mexico City 5 years ago. She raised her family and worked as a children’s therapist. She always wanted to come to Canada, and friends had told her that it was beautiful, with a happy way of life.… Continue Reading HOPES: Imelda’s Story

HOPES: Gabriel’s Story

“Thank you for the program – it was very useful for me. It prepared me to respond to the questions. It was different in my country.” Gabriel was an accountant in Peru, and worked in finance for over ten years. But his (then) wife had always wanted to come to Canada, and so they left… Continue Reading HOPES: Gabriel’s Story

HOPES: Jho B’s Story

“I want people to remember, when they hear my name, that I’m a happy person. A person with courage. A person who can always survive. My favourite line is “I can do it.” We all can do it. If you’re still breathing – just keep going.” Jho’s life is a story of courage, resilience, and… Continue Reading HOPES: Jho B’s Story

HOPES: Suzanna’s Story

“When you do have freedom, then you have thousands of opportunities. And if you trust yourself, you can get everything. I really believe it.” Suzanna remembers when she was a child; a family friend who lived in Canada sent her beautiful Canadian postcards and clothing. She thought Canada must be a very special place. She… Continue Reading HOPES: Suzanna’s Story

Gustavo’s Story

“The right to vote is a great power – to choose your members of parliament, to change the government. And because I knew all the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian citizen, I was eager to become one” Continue Reading Gustavo’s Story

Nargas’s Story

“When I became a citizen, I became aware of what my rights and responsibilities are. Now, as I have the same rights and responsibilities like any other Canadian, I feel so strong” Continue Reading Nargas’s Story

Marcos’s Story

“I was born in Cuba, but I am Canadian now,” Marcos says. “I am proud and grateful to Canada for accepting me and allowing me to live like a Canadian” Continue Reading Marcos’s Story

Sadia’s Story

Sadia’s passion for helping newcomers originates in her family story and her own experience as a child of immigrants. Now she works in the Community Engagement program to address immigrant justice issues and promote social change Continue Reading Sadia’s Story

Rayhan’s Story

Rayhan Hossain, a Bangladeshi Ph.D. in medical science, was confident that he can do the job given the opportunity. “You always need that first opportunity.” Now a graduate of BTMH program, Rayhan’s story speaks of the talents of newcomers Continue Reading Rayhan’s Story

Olga’s Story

The story of Olga Florean is a call to reflection, and our inspiration to continue working together with newcomers. With courage and confidence, Olga speaks up about her history of poverty, and loneliness in Toronto, and how it is possible to change it Continue Reading Olga’s Story

Laura’s Story

Laura Fajardo reconnected with her career in psychology thanks to the Bridge Training Program. Language instruction, networking and a wealth of support made all the difference not only for Laura but for the many others who now benefit from her services. Continue Reading Laura’s Story

Gerard’s Story

Meet Gerard Keledjian, an immigrant journalist, social entrepreneur and tireless advocate for internationally trained media professionals Continue Reading Gerard’s Story

Dean’s Story

Dean Khaled is a marketing consultant by profession, with an appetite for life. He devotes his spare time to teach French and create that unique atmosphere where students became friends Continue Reading Dean’s Story

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