What Library Champions say about the Project

Libraries have a wealth of resources to help newcomers settle, but immigrants aren’t always aware of them. Library Champions, who are all dedicated volunteers, get out into their communities to spread the word about what public libraries have to offer.

 Featured Library Champions

This opened a wonderful window to me. This is very important for me to successfully build my new life here. I became more confident to face everything through your training.

May 11, 2018

When I came to Canada, after a while I became really depressed. Was not sure that I can talk with others and was hesitating to do it. Now, I am convinced I can do it. Being a library champion built my confidence. Off now to volunteering at another place in the community. I can do it.

May 27, 2019

This has connected me to people from different cultural backgrounds, all working hard to be part of the community here, and making the community a better place in the process.

May 27, 2019

This program opened my eyes to a new world of possibilities. Before, I knew about library facilities, but now I think that libraries can change people’s lives. I will still keep sharing information over social media and recommend participation in this project to everyone.

May 27, 2019

Hear from Library Champions and their Supporters

Every Library Champion has a story to tell! Learn about the people who make a real difference in the community, including where they moved from and how being a Library Champion changed their lives and the lives of other newcomers in their community.