Queenie Lai’s parents often call her a “white girl,” because she likes eating western food. But in fact, though born in Canada, 23-year-old Lai is more in tune with her Chinese heritage than many of…View More ‘Ethnoburbs’: The New Face of Immigrant Cities
A fourth-year university student in Vancouver, B.C. is asking residents to get to know their neighbours. Zakir Jamal Suleman, 22, launched The Belonging Project earlier this month to share the struggles and stories of first-…View More Project Asks: What Does It Mean to Belong?
Why is it that some new Canadian communities appear to achieve prominence, stature and wealth in the fabric of the national community – more readily than others? Research indicates that how well immigrant communities grow…View More Why Some New Canadian Communities are More Prominent in Politics
This week marks National Volunteer Week, the perfect time to highlight the connection between volunteerism and citizenship. As the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s (ICC) Executive Director, I’m equally passionate about citizenship and volunteerism because citizenship…View More The citizenship-volunteer connection