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5 August 2020
Author: Paula Calderon
As a registered charity offering low-interest microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees achieve career success in Canada, Windmill Microlending is not your traditional lender. The organization’s support to newcomers goes beyond offering loans. Windmill provides additional benefits to clients. Financial literacy is one of them.
27 May 2020
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Many opportunities exist to support newcomers to Canada become a part of a welcoming community. Newcomers can access help in looking for employment, help with navigating the school system, and support for youth to develop the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. Often non-profits, and many settlement and community programs are available to aid refugees and newcomers establish themselves as Canadians. Still, newcomers to Canada often face many challenges in navigating their way through a new environment, particularly when it comes to relating to a unique and new financial landscape.
 
25 March 2019
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Alice came to the Thunder Bay Counselling (TBC) office distraught, overwhelmed and defeated. She had not been receiving any direct income for some time and was relying on friends and family to help her to pay rent, food and health expenses.
14 March 2018
Author: Elizabeth Mulholland
On February 21 2018, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos shared what Canadians have told him about poverty. He heard that poverty isn’t just about not enough money. Poverty goes hand in hand with hunger, inadequate housing, poor physical and mental health, discrimination, and social exclusion.
20 December 2017
Author: Chloe Stanois
Rachid came to Canada from Syria with his wife and three children as government sponsored refugees. They had the support of friends within the community, as well as Reception House for settlement assistance.
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