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2017 Recipient–Central

Two people holding their Newcomer Award.

Mennonite Community Services reached out to CCHC and identified an opportunity for CCHC to provide inter-professional health care to the Mennonite/Amish communities of Elgin County. Although this community was outside of the catchment area, CCHC was able to obtain permission to offer culturally appropriate services to this community that traditionally were not accessing services. A […]

2017 Recipient–San Sok

A man holding his Newcomer Award.

San Sok was among the first Cambodian Refugees to arrive in St. Thomas in the 1980’s. Once he was able to get established in the community he began his work supporting other Cambodian settlers to reunite with their families. This work included support with sponsorship applications, and support with settling once they arrived. Today San […]

2016 Recipient – Grace

Three women holding a newcomer champion award.

Locally, our community was able to band together to support refugee resettlement.  Grace Community Church was involved in all aspects of supporting a refugee family resettle. Their work began with fundraising events like a bike rally and benefit concert. This pre-arrival work helped build awareness in the community to prepare to accept a refugee family.  […]