August 4, 2010
Globe and Mail

Ratna Omidvar

When I arrived in Canada with my family in June of 1982, we were eager to continue our careers in our new country. Instead, we had to reinvent ourselves. Canada was in a recession – and we were in survival jobs. Despite our struggles, after two years, we bought a house; after five, we became citizens; after 10 years, we sponsored my brother and his family to come to Canada. Gradually, I became more involved in local political and civil society organizations.

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