Refugee Pride by Houcem, Tunisia

Omar is a 32 years old male refugee from Kobbaijep- Syria. He moved to Canada a year ago under the asylum program. His story started 9 years ago when he started his bachelor degree in music at the University of Damascus. His first year was “hell” as he described it. People didn’t like the way … Continue reading Refugee Pride by Houcem, Tunisia

Diversity is our strength by Eman – Palestine

It was the first time I went to Canada. Although there are many beautiful things, there is one phrase that increased Canada’s beauty for me, “Diversity is our strength”. When I go to the park or store or restaurant I see people from many different backgrounds: Chinese, Arab, African, European, Mexican, Italian….But they are totally … Continue reading Diversity is our strength by Eman – Palestine

My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada

Last Sunday I was in Montreal. One of the main goals of my trip was to attend the Pride Parade for the first time ever! Downtown was packed!  Hundreds of people came from all the nations and backgrounds, heterosexual couples from all ages and religions.  There was an elderly  East Asian couple standing behind me … Continue reading My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada

One Day In Our Far Away Island by Cassandra Gomes-Hochberg, Brazil/Israel

At the age of sixteen, I moved to a boarding school in Canada. As a boarding school ‘graduate,’ I might guess that one of the two options came to your mind when I say I went to a boarding school: either my parents hate me or I am extremely rich. Or both. Fortunately, neither of … Continue reading One Day In Our Far Away Island by Cassandra Gomes-Hochberg, Brazil/Israel

‘Choose Being Pro-Peace’ by Iris Fisher, Canada

It’s hard to believe we continue to have wars and fight over land, religion and power in the 21st century, despite what we have learned from history books and what our ancestors went through; despite the evils of wars and sufferings of innocent people. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for decades.  What’s worse is … Continue reading ‘Choose Being Pro-Peace’ by Iris Fisher, Canada