Faces and Stories of a Welcoming City Photo Exhibit at the Bytown Museum – March 9 to June 3, 2018January 9, 2018
The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to have its Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors photo exhibit hosted at the Bytown Museum from March 9 to June 3, 2018.
The Welcoming Ambassador awards recognize Ottawa citizens who go out of their way to support newcomers in their daily efforts to make this city their new home.
Welcoming Ambassadors are individuals who, in interacting with immigrants or refugees, have demonstrated the human qualities of openness, positive curiosity, and the friendships and connections across differences that can be so enriching but difficult to realize in their busy lives.
The photos were taken by Nyamulola Kambanji.
These are the photos and stories of the 2017 Welcoming Ottawa Ambassador recipients in this exhibit:
Mike Brosseau – Mentors through the Matching Program
Jo-Annie Castonguay – Overcoming the Challenge of Finding the First Job
Bruce Grant – Mentors through the Matching Program
Aaron Kabemba – Student Helps Newcomers from Syria Adapt to Life in Ottawa
Murielle Lemay – “Teyze” Murielle
Claudine Revert-Gravel – The Importance of Friendship to a Newcomer
Murilo Torres – An Uber Ride and a Promise