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Home is where the heart is

By Sabine Ehgoetz What makes you feel at home at a particular place on earth? The roof above your head? Not necessarily. Your family? Most likely. But isn't there something else you need so that your world feels complete? Something…

Coming home – to a foreign country

We have all heard of people who were born in the wrong body, forever trapped, not feeling happy with who they are, forever longing to be someone else. But what if you were born in the wrong country? Not because it is a war zone, where there…

Sun Shines Everywhere

by Ling Wang It's time again to reflect upon the past and plan ahead, and my 6-year-old daughter and I look back on the past months since we arrived in Canada from China. In the summer of 2006, we were reunited with my beloved husband in…

Immigrating: Go West

by Dale Sproule In the 1850’s when the American west was first being settled, an Indiana newspaper ran a famous story called, “Go West, Young Man, and Grow Up with the Country.”

Buying a home in Canada

Buying a home is an exciting experience that can be both rewarding and challenging – and potentially even more challenging for someone who is new to Canada. If you are a newcomer to Canada, and you are thinking about becoming a homeowner,…