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Welcoming Ottawa Ambassador Awards

Established in 2014, the annual Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors Award recognizes the importance of welcoming attitudes towards newcomers and the critical role social connections plays in newcomers’ settlement and integration. 

Immigrants of Ottawa Come Into Focus

We learn so much about others from the images we see and the stories we hear. But what if most of the images of immigrants these days show desperate people crammed onto overloaded boats, …

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Who are we, anyway?

For almost two centuries, Europeans merely passed through these Algonquin lands. It was not until 1800 that Philemon Wright, of Woburn, Massachusetts, built a home for himself at the foot of the portage, on …

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Coming Out & Coming In

By Louisa Taylor We humans like our words, and we like them simple. We throw around the word “immigrants” as if somehow the 250,000 people who migrate to Canada every year can be summed …

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