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Friday, October 1, 2021


Message from the Chair

 

By Coleen Schneider

 

 

Some of the strongest, most remarkable women I know are those who choose to leave their countries of origin and establish new homes in Canada.  These women come to this country for a variety of reasons but one shared reason is to create better lives for themselves and their loved ones.  


They, like my own immigrant grandmother and great grandmothers, face challenges!  
These include how to be treated with respect and dignity as they navigate their way through learning a new language and culture, and how to find support for themselves while they in turn give support to their loved ones.  All this must happen while in a new, unfamiliar country! Such tasks can be overwhelming.


This is where Changing Together comes in.  What a remarkable organization!  It was founded in 1984 by a group of immigrant women ...


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Monday, April 20, 2020


The language barrier was heightened for Norma and her family as they moved to Canada from Mexico just as the Covid-19 pandemic began. Norma’s primary motivation for learning English was to help her children out with schoolwork as the immediate transition to online learning made it extremely difficult for them to adjust to school in Canada. Norma spent weeks looking for English classes so that she could support her family but had no luck as many organizations had specific requirements to admit people into their classes (such as being a member of a specific faith or ethnic group). Eventually, Norma found our centre, where our dedicated instructors equipped her with resources and lessons to help her teach herself English until in-person classes could resume. In just over a year, Norma is now fluent in English, has recently written the national broker’s license exam, and is on track to ...


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