Growing strong after one year

Growing strong after one year

By Megan Russell The Karen people, or Kayin as they call themselves, are an ethnic group from Southeast Asia. They are the second largest ethnic group with around 6 to 7 million people in Burma alone. Unfortunately, many of the Burmese Karen people had to flee across...
Meet Joseph, youth case worker

Meet Joseph, youth case worker

By Megan Russell It is no secret that being young has its many challenges. Most young people struggle with confidence or self esteem, choosing their career path and finding their place in this world. This is where youth workers at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants...
Finding computers for newcomers

Finding computers for newcomers

By Megan Russell In today’s technologically advanced world, it is almost impossible to succeed without owning a personal computer. Imagine trying to earn a degree at university or advance your career without one. This is the unfortunate reality for many newcomers...
CCI client saves man’s life

CCI client saves man’s life

Yamah Gboluma was riding a crowded OC Transpo bus on July 24 , on her way to a job interview at a medical clinic, when a woman at the back started screaming for help. “He’s dying. Someone help me!” the woman called out. Gboluma, who was a physician...
Youth thrive in Youth Futures

Youth thrive in Youth Futures

By Megan Russell Have you ever asked yourself: What am I going to do with my life? What is the right career path? Will I like what I’m doing? If so, you are not alone. Young people today continue to face these difficult decisions. In 2018, an overwhelming number of...
Meet Emmanuel, youth facilitator

Meet Emmanuel, youth facilitator

Learning to live in a strange new country is a challenge. And it can be even more challenging if you’re trying to navigate school, teenage friends, finding your first job and more. Our Youth Program helps young newcomers settle and integrate in Ottawa by offering a...

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