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

When I arrived to this beautiful country, I didn’t know anybody. Now, I got so much information, met so many friendly people, I am enjoying my life here.

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

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

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.