Family & Community

Canada’s immigration policy reflects the important role that family plays in our lives by giving top priority to reuniting families. Where families cannot be brought together in Canada, many organizations and individuals have tried their best to provide support and community. We asked participants about their families, finding community, and building new relationships with extended family and new friends. This section highlights the important role that close relationships play in our lives and the positive impact of making connections and building community.

Interviews

Liz Jenner

Liz Jenner

British Columbia | Edmonton | Hungarian revolution | refugees | Trail | Yugoslavia
Wenzi Li

Wenzi Li

China | intergenerational | patchwork | women
Ali Khanahmadi Zenouz

Ali Khanahmadi Zenouz

Christmas | community | Ice storm | power outage | winter
Adnan Mahmood

Adnan Mahmood

Canadian identity | Chile | multiculturalism | Pakistan
Katayoun Afjeh

Katayoun Afjeh

children | education | employment | Iran | multiculturalism
Melissa Rodrigues

Melissa Rodrigues

employment | independence | rupee
Pushpa Shrivastav

Pushpa Shrivastav

Brahma Kumaris Centre | Diwali | Holi | Lohri | Punjab