New Pioneer Awards

Presented by Skills for Change since 1993, the New Pioneers Awards (NPA) celebrate diversity by showcasing the achievements of immigrants and refugees. The NPA is a community driven effort; community members nominate worthy candidates and community volunteers select...

A ray of hope for new immigrants

Toronto StarJanuary 22, 2009 Bob Hepburn Patricia O’Connor is a petite, quiet-spoken woman who has made a big difference in the lives of hundreds of Canadian immigrants. When I first met her earlier this week, O’Connor was surrounded by friends thanking...

Credit unions launch immigrant loan program

The Chronicle HeraldJanuary 20, 2009 Chronicle Herald Staff Nova Scotia credit unions are accepting applications for a new financing program for immigrants. The small business financing program, announced in December, is open to immigrants who have recently moved to...