You are here

Winning Hearts and Minds: Newcomers’ stories of success


June, 24 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


30 Rosemount Avenue, Champlain Room (2nd floor)



A showcase of the contributions of minority populations to Ottawa’s identity!


Please join us!

Want a better understanding of the challenges newcomers face when they get to Canada?  Want to know how newcomers contribute to the community?  Want to be told a story?

Somerset West CHC is thrilled to host a storytelling event to showcase the richness that newcomers bring to our community.  Several of our community friends and partners will tell the story of their journeys to Canada, and share how the support shown to them contributed positively to their success in our community and in Ottawa!

By embracing openness, curiosity, and friendly and supportive relationships, newcomers enrich and strengthen communities.



This event is part of Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW), held June 22-26, 2015. WOW is an annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural and celebratory events, sports activities, documentary screenings, and other fun events designed to convey the genuine welcome and hospitality of Ottawans to newcomers, while providing opportunities for quality interactions between residents, old and new. To learn more about WOW please CLICK HERE.

With over 50 events planned, CLICK HERE for the full calendar of events!