In 2014, as the Islamic State founded its so-called caliphate across swathes of Syria and Iraq, the terrorist group focused its most brutal atrocities on the Yazidis, an ethnic and religious minority population living in northern Iraq. Dozens of Yazidis that escaped have been able to start a new life in Winnipeg thanks to Nafiya Naso, settlement coordinator with Jewish Child and Family Services. Continue reading Nafiya – The Refugee Settlement Coordinator
In 2019, voters in Winnipeg elected their first three black MLAs to office as part of the province’s 42nd Legislature. With decades of experience in public service, rookie politician Audrey Gordon, representative for Southdale, was the first ever black female MLA to be sworn in. Continue reading Audrey – The Public Servant
For new international arrivals, finding housing, navigating a new city and foreign language, and searching for employment are difficult, but urgent undertakings. Talatu Shokpeka is a community resource program manager that helps provide services to the newest of newcomers. Continue reading Talatu – The Community Worker
The student population of Winnipeg’s public schools is rapidly changing as the city itself becomes more culturally diverse. As the principal for Isaac Newton School in the city’s north end, Mohammad Rezai is responsible for one of those schools. Continue reading Mohammad – The Educator
There are over 18,000 international students from more than 100 countries currently studying in Manitoba. One of those students is Victoria Nwabuisi, the International Students Representative at the University of Manitoba. Continue reading Victoria – The International Student
This is a test post just so I can get the hang of WordPress. It’s been awhile, and I’ve probably wasted more of my work day than I should have. Continue reading More to come!