“I am Sultanah, 20 years old, from Mauritius. I went to DIVERSEcity …and learnt about the Canadian culture and the labor market, how to build my resume and cover letter…and how to stand out in interviews… the Future Leaders Program really helped me become more confident and independent….the facilitators secured a job interview…and here I am, working at Tim Horton’s gaining my very first Canadian job experience. In short, I am grateful to the DIVERSEcity team.”
“My name is Zabih Rahimi…from Afghanistan. DIVERSEcity…supported me all the way through when I was in need of it. They provided me with training that helped me overcome my weaknesses and eligible for a job in Canada. Thanks to DIVERSEcity now I’m working full time in a place where I always wanted to. DIVERSEcity helped me take the initial steps for a better future.”
“I have been in Canada for 11 years… I saw how new immigrants struggled…As I had gone through that re-settlement process it was easy to help others. DIVERSEcity provides an excellent bridging facility to help families re-settle and be integrated into Canadian life…I wanted to give back to the community, and I chose to help new immigrants…[by] being a Host in the Settlement and Integration program… helping manage families and groups on outings and helping at booths at fairs to inform the public of the work that is done by the organization…”
- Sessie Gounden, Volunteer, HOST Program – Settlement and Community Programs Dept.
“I came here in November, 2010, with my husband and two kids from India. I had completed my MBA in Human resources [and]…was working…with Honda as an HR manager. I started working as a housekeeper and as a cashier at Wal-Mart for almost a year. However, I decided that I would upgrade my education to get better employment opportunities…in January 2013 …I got the help I needed [and]…now I am confident that I will be able to fulfill my dreams that I had before coming to Canada. I want to tell every person that they should never give up. …Thank you so much to DIVERSEcity.”
- Shweta Bassi, Client, Settlement and Community Programs Department
“My name is Vicky Sandhu. I migrated to Canada about 18 months ago from Australia. Like every new comer, I was looking to get work experience in Canada. This is where DIVERSEcity came into the picture. I started working here as an IT volunteer. It helped me develop my skills at work… Within few months, I now hold a Permanent Part Time position as a Jr. System Administrator in DIVERSEcity. Thanks to the management at DIVERSEcity, I am now a confident new Canadian.”
“My name is Robert and I came from the Philippines… Being a youth immigrant like me who is faced with a significant number of employment barriers such as lack of Canadian Experience, Age, Language Barriers and the like, landing job is definitely not an easy task.… [the Future Leaders Program] did not only help me find employment but it also aided me to adjust holistically in the way of living here in Canada by touching upon various aspects such as interpersonal, social, cultural, historical, academic, economic, and even environmental aspects. …I am now employed as a Front-End Assistant at Costco Wholesale. I would say that words aren’t enough to describe what I’ve learned and experienced from Future Leaders…”