Making his mark in Ottawa

Making his mark in Ottawa

Teen Mykyta is always on the move. Training at the rowing club at 5 a.m. Studying for school. Volunteering with Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, visiting CCI Ottawa, creating events such as prom night for Ukrainian students, helping run a summer camp. When asked...
How do fun activities help settlement?

How do fun activities help settlement?

Every Wednesday evening, 40 women spend their afternoon on the main floor of CCI Ottawa — sewing. Meanwhile, another group of old and young newcomers go skating every Thursday evening at Lansdowne Park. In late summer, Michael Tay just wrapped up a paddling...
Program helps international students

Program helps international students

Tens of thousands of international students arrive in Canada every year with the dream of receiving a world class education. After they earn their degree and experience life in Canada, many choose to stay. But the path to permanent residency is not always an easy one....
Hayfaa tells her refugee story

Hayfaa tells her refugee story

I am a refugee claimant, single mom with two daughters, Mariam (11) and Rama (10). I came to Canada on September 30, 2021. l was living with my brother and his family (his wife and a baby boy). After 1 month and through a family member, I came to know about Sofiane...
From Turkey to Ottawa

From Turkey to Ottawa

When most students were enjoying the last of their summer vacation, 21-year-old Asan was writing two exams. The young woman from Turkey, who moved to Ottawa in 2019 with her parents and two brothers, needed two more English high school courses before she could attend...