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

I was in a bad mood for a long time before this project but this project made me to go out and get evolved with community and share my information with people.

May 11, 2018

Because of language barrier and lacking of social experience in Canada, I was so shy to join at first. I felt so comfortable and encouraged because all of our volunteers have one thing in common. We are full of enthusiasm and keen on integrating the society although we are lacking of real Canadian experience and facing some difficulties. You helped me with getting to know our community through communicating with others. You gave me a platform to dig myself deeply and build self-confidence. I benefited a lot from it.

May 11, 2018

It was an amazing opportunity to be involved in my community. This gave me more self-confidence.

May 11, 2018

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.