In this edition of Coming to Canada, Khalida Elsadati defines ‘refugee’ and confronts the brutal realities of being one.
Coming to Canada
Aya Shanti questions what it means to be at “home” in the seventh instalment of Coming to Canada.
Zafri Zulfi recounts his journey from a divided Sri Lanka to peace-loving Canada. Transcribed by Ruknoon Dinder.
Hannah Nie reflects on the evolution of her Chinese-Canadian identity in this heartfelt Coming to Canada piece.
A student from MGCI shares the difficulties she and her family faced while moving to Canada. She speaks about the support she has found in her new home, and the many lessons she has learned from her resilient brother.
Heba Diab shares her experience as a Syrian refugee. She describes the journey that took her from Syria to Lebanon, and then to Toronto. Transcribed by Parnika Godkhindi and Cheng Cheng Lin.
Ruknoon Dinder recounts his memory of moving from Bangladesh to Toronto.
Tazik Shahjahan shares his experience immigrating from Dhaka to Toronto in the first instalment of The Reckoner’s Coming to Canada column.