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“Walk With Me networking event

“Walk With Me networking event targets service providers and newcomers in St. Thomas and Elgin county”

St. Thomas Journal, 18 September 2014 When organizers launched a networking event for recent immigrants and local service providers three years ago, they chose a name that showed camaraderie between the two groups. They called the event ‘Walk With Me’ as a way of encouraging empathy for recent settlers and having service agencies walk with […]

“St. Thomas and Elgin cultural

“St. Thomas and Elgin cultural festival in the works”

St. Thomas Journal, 31 July 2014 Petrusia Hontar figures if people are more aware of the cultures in St. Thomas and Elgin they may be more welcoming to cultures outside their own. That’s one reason she and the community’s cultural diversity committee are trying to create a festival that celebrates the mosaic of heritage and […]

“Immigration partnership seeks

“Immigration partnership seeks input”

St. Thomas Journal, 6 March 2014 As its first three years come to an end, the St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership will meet Thursday with the community to update where it has been and seek input where it should head. “We really want to hear from the community to ensure we are doing the right […]