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Published: August 27, 2021

IRCOM announces new Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that after an extensive national search, IRCOM’s Board of Directors has successfully selected our new Executive Director, Shereen Denetto.  […]

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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