This week, September 9th to 18th, Canadian cities are hosting the 10th Anniversary of Welcome Week
This global event brings new immigrants and old communities together in a celebration of culture and inclusivity. When Canadians welcome new immigrants into a community, newcomers integrate more readily and reciprocate to strengthen mutual bonds within our cities and country.
According to Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, OLIP, “Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) is an annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural and celebratory events, sports activities, documentary screenings, and other fun events designed to convey the genuine welcome and hospitality of Ottawans to newcomers, while providing opportunities for quality interactions between residents, old and new.”
Since Welcome Week is happening now, contact your local immigration society to find a list of events or lectures.
Make sure to post your pictures on social media with the hashtag #welcomeweek.