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Published: March 31, 2021

Love Unguarded

A Letter from Executive Director Dorota Blumczynska Over thirteen years ago, I entered a basement classroom at Victoria Albert School […]

Published: July 01, 2020

As a newcomer, I have a complicated relationship with Canada

(Pictured- Loretta Ross, Treaty Commissioner, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba) As a newcomer, albeit not a recent one, I have […]

Published: May 31, 2020

Even if you start feeling uncomfortable, please don’t stop reading. We are long overdue for this conversation.

I’ve been asked many times over the years why a newcomer serving organization is led by a white woman. Yes, […]

Published: May 26, 2020

A single vision of the future

“You know I’m a doctor?” she said to me. “A PhD?” I asked. Her statement was quite unassuming, couched in […]

Published: May 01, 2020

How we emerge

Apology and a warning. If you are having a difficult time, this blog may not be the best choice of […]

Published: April 21, 2020

Be good to each other, we all just want to be happy

From the corner of my eye, I could see Gabe coming in and out of the office. He stopped by […]

Published: April 15, 2020

Standing on the skyline of our community

Every day, for a dozen years, I’ve parked behind IRCOM. Never paying much attention to the building or the back […]

Published: April 07, 2020

Not all actions are justified

As I work from home, my youngest, Maya, sneaks in quietly. We chit chat, she draws on my “think” board, […]

Published: March 30, 2020

Not Forgotten

Over the past decade I’ve sat with hundreds of newcomers at the end of their three year tenancy at IRCOM […]

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