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

During the LCP interview, after the information session, was the first time I felt like I belong in Canada. After taking the training and doing some outreach, I became so confident. MS Society accepted me as a volunteer because I was a library champion. I loved talking to others and introducing libraries, specially to MS patients. I was a doctor in Iran working with MS patients. I am here now and, as a volunteer, I can make a difference again.

April 7, 2016

During this program I found lots of new friends from different countries and different cultures. I appreciate that this program not only helps newcomers but also helps me to find new friends and to understood that I am not alone in this multicultural country.

Beheshteh Maleki September 12, 2013

I have learned a lot from this project not only the English but also so many useful information and communication skills. The top three benefits that I have gained from this wonderful experience are self-confidence, friendship, and happiness. Thank you so much for every help and encouragement that you gave me in the past four months!

July 18, 2018

(The LCP 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 11, 2018

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.