Canada is truly a land of immigrants. The cultural fabric from over 200 countries is woven beautifully into a colorful tapestry of the Canadian culture. During the summer months, Canada comes alive with seemingly endless festivities to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism. Peruse this list of the biggest annual festivals in the country and learn about a new culture.
Strength of character is an immigrant’s superpower, and Mercy Vito-Campbell’s story is proof. Mercy went through a series of difficult experiences shortly after landing in Canada at the age of 19 as a permanent resident, and realizing one month later that she was pregnant. But these did not deter her from claiming a life that’s filled with boundless opportunities away from the judgement of a conservative community.
The mentorship relationship is a two-way street that culminates at an interjection. But how do mentors efficiently achieve the high impact they desire from the relationship? Tasneem Damji, Programs Director at Dress for Success Vancouver, and Hanna Kitchingman, Executive Director at Dress for Success, Kingston share their experiences as mentors with Immigrant Muse.
Mentorship is a supportive learning relationship that enables sharing of skills, insights, and encouragement between a mentor and a mentee. Mentorship is so important that several non-profits have programs designed to build mentorship relationships. Mentees share the benefit of mentorship in their journey.