Meet Jimmy, a thriving newcomer

Meet Jimmy, a thriving newcomer

Venezuela is in crisis. The South American country has been in decline for years with a collapsing economy and increasing political opposition. In 2018, abut 4 million Venezuelans fled the country to escape violence, food shortages and hyperinflation. We want to...
Many partners help newcomers

Many partners help newcomers

Every day CCI Ottawa works with numerous partners to ensure newcomers are provided with the tools, resources and care to reach their full potential. Every month, we want to highlight for you the work of another agency. This month, the Ottawa Mennonite Refugee...
Helping others is the Canadian way

Helping others is the Canadian way

Ten years ago, a friend and I started an initiative to help newcomers during the holidays. We donated a large load of groceries to a newcomer family in need. We connected with the family through my mother’s friend. Two years later, in 2012, I connected to the Catholic...
This newcomer preaches patience

This newcomer preaches patience

Every newcomer to Canada has a unique story. But they all share similar goals. They come to Canada to build new lives. Less then two years ago, Shabana Ansari arrived in Ottawa with her husband and son. They were excited about their future but also a little anxious....

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