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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 ...