New NorQuest program trains students to help newcomersContinue reading Settle in and make yourself at home
Climate shock and not culture shock is what awaited me in CanadaContinue reading Reminiscing about a summer of surprises
Local organization to open a centralized facility and English language centreContinue reading New language centre for newcomers to open
Group provides much-needed support and informationContinue reading Creating a space for LGBTQ+ newcomers
Sherivan Ali, 18, has lived in Canada for over a year. She was 11 when the Syrian war started, and Ali and her family fled to Turkey.
“We were safe in Turkey, so I was grateful, but I wasn’t able to go to school (due to money), and missed my friends and family. I wanted to learn more and feel happy for my future,” she said. Continue reading Pilot program helps newcomer young women Global Girls provides a safe space for participants
Newcomers can have tumultuous experiences, as local filmmaker Jason Gondziola explores in the documentary series Becoming Edmonton.
The community film project features nine short films and took two years to complete. Gondziola collaborated with Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Edmonton Multicultural Coalition, and Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers and received funding from Edmonton Heritage Council and Edmonton Arts Council. Continue reading Film project tells newcomers’ stories Local filmmaker explores what it means to be Edmontonian