I moved to Vancouver in the Summer of 2017 from Beijing. I quickly discovered that I needed to make connections with my community and meet new people.
One friend recommended the Library Champions Project – a three-month, community outreach volunteer opportunity, designed specifically for new immigrants to Vancouver – so I hastily signed up. Initially, I thought this would be a good opportunity to meet others, and to practice my English, but I quickly found that I signed up for more than I bargained for – I found opportunity to meet new people, and learned about the resources and services in my library that would help me connect with my community. Continue reading
For many immigrants, the holidays can be a reminder of home and families left behind. They can also provide a chance to share culture and create space for understanding, joining new traditions with old to forge a new identity from the two; especially when you have children growing up in your new world. Continue reading
I moved to Canada in July of 2016 from Hong Kong. I was working as a Production Manager of a global fashion retail company. I worked long hours and was extremely busy; this career fully occupied me physically, and mentally. I did not have the chance for stillness and I regret that I spent too much time away from my family due to this busy lifestyle. Continue reading