What people say?

Recently, my family and I immigrated to Toronto, Canada due to insecurity in our home country. We found life here challenging, with no job opportunities and limited resources. However, Canadian Connection stepped in and provided us with a laptop and grocery gift cards, which came at a time when we needed them the most.

The laptop has been instrumental for job searching and online education programs, while the grocery gift cards have helped us purchase food items for our family. This assistance has not only eased our tension but also given us hope for a better future.

I urge you to continue this invaluable support for newcomers like us. Your assistance is the key to helping us integrate into society and find suitable jobs. Thank you, Canadian Connection, for your support and assistance!
Abdul Wahid Zaland
Abdul Wahid Zaland
Canadian Connections helped us with proper clothes, suitcases, shoes and winter boots. They helped me in a very difficult time, especially when my 18-day-old daughter was sick and we had no idea how to use the public health service and find a hospital.

It was Mona Elshayal, an honourable member of Canadian Connections, who took my wife and daughter to the hospital. This was even though she was in her office doing her regular job from morning till evening. She took my daughter and wife to the hospital without excuse, but with happiness. Members of Canadian Connections taught us kindness, helping, sharing and passing it on. Nothing stopped the Canadian Connection team from helping newcomers.
Sardar Khan Shinwari
Sardar Khan Shinwari
On behalf of our family members, thank you for your assistance and support. Of course, it’s a difficult time for all of us. We left everything in our country and started a new life from zero in Canada. But we are glad that we have kind and great people like Fiona Harrower around us. She always cares so deeply for newcomers in need.

Since August 2021, she has been in voluntary in service of her Afghan brothers and sisters. Thank you, Fiona, very much for your extremely generous donation to me and my family, and other Afghan families. We are truly so grateful for all you have done for us. God bless you and Canada.
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Aziz
Hello, I'm Khalil Ahmad Shirbaba, and I am a newcomer came to Canada with my family. I wanted to learn English, so I needed a computer. Canadian Connections provided me with a laptop, which has been incredibly helpful for my English classes (LINC).

Now, my wife also wants to learn English, but she can't attend classes in person because we have a six-month-old baby. She'd like to take online classes instead. We're grateful to Canadian Connections for their support, and we kindly ask for help so my wife can also learn the language.
Khalil Ahmad Shirbaba
Khalil Ahmad Shirbaba
Hello, my name is Riaz Ul Haq. I'm a refugee claimant. In order to study, I urgently needed a laptop. With the help of Canadian Connection, I was provided with a laptop, which made my life easier when it came to my assignments and study.

There are many newcomers like me who need to study, but it is not affordable for them to purchase a laptop. I request you to continue your support for newcomers.
Riaz Ul Haq
Riaz Ul Haq
Good evening! My sincere gratitude goes out to all Canadian Connections for their assistance and support during our resettlement process. A team of humanitarian volunteers from Canadian Connections helped me, along with hundreds of Afghan newcomer families, in the most difficult times of their lives.

We can get help and support from them in many ways, such as opening a bank account, applying for OHIP cards, finding a new home (apartment), finding furniture, appliances, applying for the CCB, and registering children for school. I will remain thankful for everything you and your colleagues did for me and my family forever. Thanks a lot and God bless you all.
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Ahmad