By Vancouver Sun | For refugee families it’s often the local school that holds them together until they find their balance. And for Obeid Abouzeid, his wife Nazadar and their five children — all boys — their place of refuge is Lena Shaw Elementary on 100A Avenue in Whalley. This Surrey school is home to … Continued
News December, 2017
By Xiao Yu, Globe and Mail | Eli Wu brought his wife and teenaged son to Vancouver this past summer, emigrating from China in search of a better education for his child. He wasn’t searching for God, but after arriving in Canada he found himself drawn in an unexpected direction.
By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | I’m working on a piece this week that evokes some of the history of Christmas in Metro Vancouver. The process has reminded me of a feature I wrote for The Sun’s Christmas Eve edition in 2005, which was based on a return to my old East Vancouver elementary school, … Continued
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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | There is no doubt Canada’s high immigration rates have a major impact on housing affordability in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, according to a new study.
By Ptrick Mackenzia, Vancouver Sun | On Dec. 18, we observed International Migrants Day, which was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2000. With immigration so firmly ingrained in “Brand Canada,” it offers an opportunity to re-visit the public conversation about its impact and maybe even dispel a few myths.
By Evan Duggan, Vancouver Sun | Melody Ma retraces the steps she initially took about two years ago through Vancouver’s Chinatown. The twenty-something freelance web developer and Chinatown activist remembers seeing a construction pit at Gore and East Hastings on that walk.
By Canadian immigrant Magazine | Christmas in Canada is a wonderful time of year, breaking up the cold weather with beautiful lights, music and celebrations. If you’re a newcomer to Canada, here are 10 facts to know about the holiday.
By Nick Eagland, Vancouver San | For many refugees, one of their first stops upon arriving in B.C. is the “Welcome Centre” at the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. in Vancouver.
‘I have no country’: After more than 60 years in Canada, B.C. woman discovers she doesn’t have citizenship
By CBC News | 67-year-old Irene Gyselinck fighting to acquire ID Irene Gyselinck arrived in Canada as a refugee from Germany on Aug. 25, 1951, with her mother and brother. She was just a one-year-old, and has never known any other home since. But after more than 60 years in Canada, Gyselinck discovered she’s not … Continued