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Laurie Carlson speaks about CAIWA at Rotary meeting

Laurie Carlson speaks about CAIWA at Rotary meeting

On May 26, 2015, Laurie Carlson provided us with an overview of CAIWA. On May 26, 2015, Laurie Carlson provided us with an overview of CAIWA. It was established in 1991 as a resource centre for the immigrant community. In 2007 they hired an executive director and now...

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“I leave CAIWA with more confident in myself knowing that I can do anything if I truly believe in myself, sometimes we need someone to give us a push, to help us climb to the next step, being immigrant is not easy for many of us. Sometimes we struggle in many areas of our life and especially learning English but we are tough and smart people. We fight for what we want and we don’t give up easily.”

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“I was looking for a better life and an opportunity in Canada like everybody does, I thought that being in Canada, life could be more easier for me, but I was wrong…suddenly this barrier came to me like lack of confidence, lack of hope, loneliness came to me, but the most that affect me is the language barrier…UNTIL…I found the CAIWA program. The program helped to build something. As time goes by, everything that they will teach you occur in different situation. I am now a different person from way back before. I build my confidence. I can now manage my time. They taught me different things that I admit that I don’t know yet before, to trust each other, different personalities of a person or we can call it a “DISC”. I have also learned about finance literacy, setting goals. They will also help you find a workplace where you can decide what you should do when you’re done in the program.”

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