Empowered by Mentoring – Keyla’s Story
Let’s travel back in time to the year 2013. I was in grade 9 and living what I would consider a pretty boring life; I went to school, hung out with friends, dreaded math class and watched a bit more TV than recommended. Every Monday, I would talk to my friends about what they had […]
Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Children and Youth
Change can be a scary thing. For siblings, Zain (6), Jamal (8), and Dina (9), change and fear were common to their childhood. Zain, Jamal and Dina grew up in Syria where there has been ongoing conflict for several years. Earlier this year, the family finally found safety and refuge when they immigrated to Hamilton, [...]Read more
A Rewarding Experience
I had always had a dream where I would be able to leave the confinements of my two bedroom apartment back home in Pakistan. Being the youngest child in a family of five, you quickly get to realize that the couch surprisingly doubles as a very comfy bed. Little did I know that I was [...]Read more
Celebrating a 20 year Sister Bond!
Hi, my name is Kristie. I'm 30 years old and I still often confuse people when I talk about my "big sister". Thank-you for all that this organization does. I've often been asked how I've overcame so many odds despite my upbringing and I truly know in my heart it's the impact of the care [...]Read more