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

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

This was really an amazing program for me. It helped me to become more comfortable to meet new people. It also helped me getting the opportunity to do volunteering in Maple Ridge Hospital that will add value in my resume in the future.

May 27, 2019

The sharing of experiences among new immigrants like myself and I was comforted to know that I was not alone in the often challenging journey of starting out in a new country.

May 11, 2018

We are representing the Globe here. Everyone is so different, yet so friendly. I love this diversity, and off course learning new things and having new experiences. Most of all how to break ice and start talking with people.

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.