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

 (Volunteering in the LCP is) very meaningful for us that not only give us more confidence to speak English in front of public, but also strengthen our self-esteem. We feel our value when we help the others.

May 11, 2018

I felt myself included in the new Canadian community.

May 11, 2018

Having the Library Champion volunteer experience on my resume basically got me an education and a great job. I owe you a lot.:)

May 27, 2019

Being a library champion is a first volunteer experience for me. It allowed me to meet new people, talk with them… I have been here for five years but had no social life whatsoever. LCP gave me the opportunity and the first experience. Outreaching was really easy when talking with people in my first language, but in English was a bit harder. I had to learn new words, prepare myself to approach people and present about libraries.

April 7, 2016

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.