Stories across Canada

Be inspired by stories of immigrants enriching our communities and making a difference in our lives.

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Coquitlam, British Columbia

Fighting food waste while feeding the community

A Serbian immigrant and his enthusiastic group of volunteers gather unsold food for people in need in Coquitlam.

Montréal, Quebec

Building opportunities for future Canadian engineers

Once a foreign student in these halls, leading businesswoman Gina Cody has left her mark… and her name… on Concordia’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science with a $15 million endowment.

Morden, Manitoba

Growing a community through immigration

When a close-knit community in rural Manitoba welcomes immigrants with open arms, everyone benefits – especially employers.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Reviving Charlottetown’s skating club

A skating club in Charlottetown on the verge of closing is revived by the enthusiastic participation of the Chinese community.

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Fighting food waste while feeding the community

A Serbian immigrant and his enthusiastic group of volunteers gather unsold food for people in need in Coquitlam.

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Promoting patient care in Iqaluit

Mistaking Baffin Island for Banff brought a qualified nurse to promote continuity of care in Canada’s northern communities.

Montréal, Quebec

Building opportunities for future Canadian engineers

Once a foreign student in these halls, leading businesswoman Gina Cody has left her mark… and her name… on Concordia’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science with a $15 million endowment.

Morden, Manitoba

Growing a community through immigration

When a close-knit community in rural Manitoba welcomes immigrants with open arms, everyone benefits – especially employers.

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Bringing the community together, one dish at a time

A Swiss chef, inspired by the abundance of local ingredients in St. Andrews, has brought the world to a historic inn while helping the aquaculture industry.

Sudbury, Ontario

Fundraising for much-needed services in Sudbury

Inspired by her mother’s example, Bela Ravi works tirelessly to raise funds for what people need most in her home town of Sudbury.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Putting people before profit in Canada’s tech sector

Pablo Listingart, an entrepreneur from Argentina, tackles unemployment with tuition-free tech training.

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Calgary, Alberta

Investing in the next generation of Canadian business leaders

From refugee to real estate mogul, Bob Dhillon’s $10-million donation to the University of Lethbridge’s School of Business is the largest gift in its history.

Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Leading by example

This is a historical example of how Canada was built on immigration. In 1853, Abraham D. Shadd moved to Canada, where his success and influence led to opportunities for many other Black Canadians.

Edmonton, Alberta

Inspiring inner city youth

How a refugee became a role model for vulnerable Edmonton teens.

Edmonton, Alberta

Serving Edmonton’s seniors

How Edmonton’s Heart to Home Meals owners, both from India, help seniors and other vulnerable people.

Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan

Shaping small-town Saskatchewan

How a Dutch immigrant created jobs and boosted the economy in a small Prairie town.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcoming women to technology

Born in Germany, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia immigrated to Canada from Israel in 2002. She has since become an integral part of Nova Scotia’s effort to bolster the ranks of women in tech jobs.

Peterborough, Ontario

Building it up by keeping it local

Javier Bravo, originally from Mexico City, has developed a way to help Peterborough’s downtown businesses thrive.

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

“Angel of the North” delivering her third generation of babies

Dr. Lalita Malhotra, originally from India, has delivered more than 10,000 babies in Canada. She has established such deep connections with the local Indigenous community over the years that it has named her their “Angel of the North”.

Toronto, Ontario

Feeding it forward – 1 sandwich at a time

The owner of a Toronto eatery offers a unique way for customers to help feed those in need and build a strong community – all for less than $4.

Victoria, British Columbia

Catching the giving spirit

Hissein Idriss found a way to potentially touch almost any Canadian in need of help: by launching a charity dedicated to helping other Canadian charities succeed.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Taking Whitehorse’s music scene to new levels

Olivier de Colombel was drawn to the Yukon, and now Whitehorse’s only French elementary school has a music teacher and dedicated volunteer.

Windsor, Ontario

Transforming teen lives in Windsor

Originally from Eritrea, Mehari Hagos makes his living owning a gym but feels his true calling is helping Glengarry kids succeed.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Telling the story of Manitoba’s Francophone community

An immigrant historian is recognized with the Order of Manitoba for her efforts to help preserve Francophone culture in the province.

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