Yvonne (Singapore)

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  Born in Singapore | Having dreamt of a career in dance, Yvonne submitted her university application after a friend persuaded her to at least apply to the program she really wanted. Hotel and Catering Management was what she was planning to study but she got the good news that she was accepted into the…

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Mbalia (Sierra Leone)

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  Born in Kenema, Sierra Leone | Memories of her birth country are hazy for Mbalia. A civil war had erupted when she was just five and under very harsh conditions her father escaped to The Gambia and few months later the rest of the family joined him there. They always held on to the…

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Andrea (Congo)

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  Born in Pointe Noire, Congo | Andrea’s family left the Congo for Abidjan, the capital city of Ivory Coast because of his father’s work. The First Ivorian Civil War began in 1999 and they fled from Ivory Coast in 2002. Upon graduating from high school in Tunisia, Andrea decided to go to Montreal to…

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Fanta (Guinea)

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  Born in Conakry, Guinea | As the daughter of a UNICEF employee, Fanta lived a transient childhood with most of the time spent in Africa.  In 2008, she left Ghana, came to Canada and did her schooling in Hamilton. Upon graduation she moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto where she is now studying Political…

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Hannes (Iceland)

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  Born in Reykjavík, Iceland | Hannes wanted to study film-making and was not satisfied with the educational options available in Iceland. After doing his research he determined that Toronto would be the place to pursue his film career. Hannes had also never lived outside of Europe and he longed to see what life in…

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Veronica (Malawi)

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  Born in Blantyre, Malawi | At the age of five, Veronica and her family moved to Ottawa. Her father had received a scholarship to complete a master’s degree at Carleton University. While growing up in Ottawa, Veronica always enjoyed visiting friends and attending summer festivals in Toronto, so she decided to move here permanently…

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Catherine (Lesotho)

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  Born in Morija, Lesotho | Catherine’s parents met in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. Her father was a civil engineer and her mother was a receptionist pursuing a modelling career and while working on a project together they fell in love. Sadly Catherine’s father passed away when she was only sixteen but her mother,…

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Adelton (Cape Verde)

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  Born in Praia, Cape Verde | Adelton describes Toronto as his home away from home. “Toronto and its many cultures allow me to be as noticeable and as invisible as I choose.” He first came here in 2004 to study at York University and his scholarship required him to return to Cape Verde after…

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Davila (Central African Republic)

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  Born in Yaloke, Central African Republic | Due to civil war, Davila’s family was forced to flee the Central African Republic in 1997 when she was only four. After fleeing she lived with her aunt. Together they would live in many different countries as her aunt was employed by the United Nations.  Eventually, because…

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Yerro (Gambia)

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Born in Banjul, Gambia | After living in many African and European countries, in 2012 Yerro chose to call Canada home. He came to Toronto because he  thought it was a place where he would be able to grow. So far he has made many important friendships and feels as if this is an ideal…

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Meghna (Fiji)

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  Born in Suva, Fiji | When she was eight Meghna’s family moved from Fiji to California.  She spent the rest of her childhood and adolescence there, met a man named Jason, and together they returned to Fiji where they married. The couple then decided to move to Toronto to start a new life together….

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Crisostomo (Guinea-Bissau)

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  Born in Canchungo, Guinea – Bissau | Crisostomo says that while growing up he had always imagined that there must be a place where people from every culture could live together, but it wasn’t until he arrived in Toronto that he saw first-hand that it really existed. After the war in Guinea-Bissau ended, Crisostomo,…

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Sokhany (Cambodia)

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Born in Pursat, Cambodia | Sokhany grew up in a small town where, although she  did not have a lot of material things, she had a strong sense of community. Despite the ongoing war, she remembers her childhood as being a fun-filled one. At a young age she became interested in agriculture, collecting seeds, and…

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Jebbeh (Liberia)

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Born in Barclayville, Liberia | Jebbeh left Liberia when she was fifteen to pursue a better education. Initially she lived in Hamilton, where she attended Columbia International College. In 2013, after graduating, she moved to Toronto to complete her studies at The University of Toronto’s St. George Campus where she is studying Sociology. Jebbeh finds…

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Peter (Malta)

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  Born in Gzira, Malta | Shortly after Peter was born, his father became unemployed, and was unable to find new work in both Malta and England. Peter’s Uncle who was living in Toronto informed the family that there were lots of jobs in Canada. It was a country that Peter’s father had visited twice…

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