Through the Eyes of a Newcomer

Emigration: Through the Eyes of a Child, Part Two—Karin Kossman

2016-01-19T09:08:20+00:00January 19th, 2016|Emigration, Immigration Stories, Karin Kossman, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer|

Karin Kossman (Jorgensen) emigrated from Denmark to Canada when she was eight years old. Here, she shares part two of her story about life on the ship as they leave Copenhagen for North America. These are Karin’s own words, but they have been mildly edited for clarity. Part One can be viewed here. LIFE ON THE […]

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The Golden Road to Being a Canadian Citizen – Adeline Tataille-Knisely

2015-09-10T12:20:01+00:00September 10th, 2015|Adeline Tataille-Knisley, General Interest, Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer|

I’m very humble and feeling blessed to be granted as a Canadian citizen. It wasn’t something that I even hoped for, but in everything God always has a plan for those who believe. Before I met my Canadian husband, I met a Canadian pastor who was willing to invest in me and supported me to […]

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Child of an Immigrant; Mother of an Immigrant—Dr. Roswita Dressler

2015-07-20T10:14:11+00:00July 20th, 2015|Dr. Roswita Dressler, Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer|

I grew up as a first generation Canadian. My parents came from Germany, met in Canada, got married and had children. Growing up, I had experiences similar to some of my ESL students’ children. I heard two languages, but was English dominant by the time I went to school. I ate different foods at home […]

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Emigration: Through the Eyes of a Child—Karin Kossman

2015-06-17T15:31:53+00:00June 17th, 2015|Emigration, Immigration Stories, Karin Kossman, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer|

  Headline: Copenhagen News—December 1954 “MOTHER AND SIX CHILDREN SAY GOODBYE TO THE OLD COUNTRY” We will join my father who, for seven months, made enough money blacksmithing in the vast country of Canada, in America, for our departure from our homeland, Denmark. As an eight year old at the time—one of those six children—I […]

Home Away From Home Part 2—Yaa Serwaa Somuah

2015-05-04T11:55:58+00:00May 4th, 2015|General Interest, Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer, Yaa Serwaa Somuah|

One of the comments I always get from Canadians is, “What a cultural shock, eh?” Most times when I meet people and they get to know that I am a newbie, after the initial interrogations, they say those words. I immigrated from a tropical country where every day was summer. The average temperature throughout the year ranges […]

Contrasting Countries—Adeline Tataille-Knisley

2015-04-01T10:05:09+00:00April 1st, 2015|Adeline Tataille-Knisley, General Interest, Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer|

There is a huge difference between a developed country and a developing country or third world country. When you holistically look at a developed country like Canada you see: The people has access to potable water Access to education The people has access to work Access to health care Good infrastructure Then let’s take a […]

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Home Away From Home Part 1—Yaa Serwaa Somuah

2015-03-09T12:35:11+00:00March 9th, 2015|Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer, Yaa Serwaa Somuah|

Note from the editor: Yaa Serwaa Somuah shares with us a part of her story about coming to Canada and how she learned to embrace her native language and culture amidst the Canadian one. It has been lightly edited for clarity, but the words are her own. Language is a medium of communication in humankind. Different languages are carriers […]

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