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Youth team wins Ottawa Youth Race

Two times was the charm as a the Catholic Centre for Immigrants Ottawa youth team claimed victory in the annual Ottawa Youth race. This is the second year in a row CCI has captured the trophy. The race took place in late October. The Ottawa Youth Race is about helping...

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Dance therapy for newcomers

By Shabana Ansari What is the best thing you can do when you are unhappy, stressed out, and not feeling great about yourself or the world in general? “Join a dance class!” says Nubia Cermeño who is a great believer in “dance therapy” and the power of music to heal the...

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New centre to help the Karen youth

By Shabana Ansari When political upheaval in Myanmar forced 17-year-old Trudy Mawlay and her two sisters to flee their country and live in a refugee camp in Thailand, little did the girls know that a happier and more productive life was waiting for them halfway across...

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Learning to cook on a budget

By Claudine Nduwimana When you’re a young newcomer adjusting to life in a new country, your kitchen skills might not be on the front burner. It’s easy to fall prey to cheap, fast food, especially if most of your time is filled with learning about life in Ottawa,...

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Foreign students enjoy experience

By Claudine Nduwimana More than half of international students who come to study in Canada are satisfied with their decision to do so while 38 per cent are very satisfied. Those are the findings of an August survey by the Canadian Bureau for International Education...

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Newcomer finds success quickly

By Shabana Ansari When her husband’s company transferred him to Canada, Kiran Thapar Otto did what every supportive spouse does – she encouraged him to not miss the opportunity. “I was overjoyed that he was getting a chance to gain international experience and grow in...

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