Giving back

London is full of immigrants, and we find that many of our #1000actsofwelcome are initiated by immigrants themselves

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Stonger together

It is sometimes difficult for non-immigrants to understand the many struggles that immigrants face in adjusting to life in a new country. While there is plenty to be thankful for, topics such as race, gender and religion are often used as the basis of discriminatory acts. Arguably children are the ones who are hurt most because of this.

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A Very Canadian Thanksgiving

Families gather around their dinner tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. As newcomers, Huda and her family felt cold and lonely, it was only a few months since their arrival in Canada and they had not yet built their social network. But through an act of welcome by a couple they met through a volunteer experience, they felt they were not alone:

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A Christmas of New Beginnings

Christmas is a family-centred celebration that be difficult for many immigrants who are away from their home countries and traditions. The transition is made easier by the kindness of those who recognize this difficulty.

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