Womanhood – the Pinnacle of Strength

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Share   This post is by Bibi K.: BE STRONG; BE PATIENT; BE WARY; HOLD FIRMLY TO YOUR BELIEFS; YOU WILL SURVIVE AND SUCCEED. When we come to this country for the first time, it is a very overwhelming experience. Whether we come from a third world country where the socio economic conditions are not […]

Zumba Fitness ® Fundraiser In Memory of Sonia Varaschin

Zumba Fitness ® Fundraiser In Memory of Sonia Varaschin

Share This post is by Marija Bojic: My name is Marija Bojic and I am an immigrant woman from former Yogoslavia. I came to Canada desiring peaceful life, education, and a better life for my family. As I was leaving the war- torn country, I thought that witnessing such tragedies as friends and family being […]

A New Beginning at the Age of 37

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: Her desire for change empowered her to overcome an addiction of over 12 years. “The doctor told me I was going to die if I carried on drinking”, says Maria Connie Garcia, 53 years old, our Brilliant Woman of the week. “It was a miracle. I just […]

A Business Based on Family Values

Cindy Sacks

Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: Looking for a safer life, she arrived in Toronto in the middle of the winter 14 years ago. Cindy Sacks and her husband Ronnie left South Africa with very little knowledge about the work opportunity in Canada. Our Brilliant Woman of the Week knew she could pursue […]

The Journey of a Multi-Tasking Woman to Raise her Autistic Son

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: Her journey in Canada started 10 years ago. Nellie Terzieva, 45 years old, from Bulgaria, came to Toronto with a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics and Management and an MBA from the University of Central Florida (UFC) where she also worked as assistant professor. With incredible work […]

A New Life After Breast Cancer

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: Hearing that you have ‘cancer’ must be a moment one never forgets. For this woman that moment was a reality. After one month of crying and despair our Brilliant Woman of the week said to her husband: “Don’t worry. Everything is going to be ok” and she […]

Introducing our New Contributor – Guiomar Campbell

Guiomar Campbell

Share    The year was 1987. The obstetric nurse moved to Canada with the dream to pursue the same career here. Soon, she found out that she had to go back to school for another four years of training. On top of that, the university did not accept her because her English was not good […]

Looking for a Better Future

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: You might ask yourself why a successful doctor leaves everything behind to start over in a new country with three kids and no one to help. Her reason is familiar to many immigrant women in this country: to provide a better future for her kids. Habibah Surani, […]

Her Glass is Always Half Full

Luba Ivanova

Share  This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: With a master’s degree in Philosophy, she took a job as a cashier in a grocery store. Many of us immigrants can relate to that. The difference is what you do about it? Complain about the situation or use the experience as a stepping stone to something greater? […]

Dreams Do Come True…as Long as You Keep Dreaming

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ShareThis post is by Ritva Dale: I had no reason to dream of another life while growing up in Finland. I had my parents and two younger brothers living under the same roof. My parents provided us a wonderful home that they built from scratch by hand with some help from their friends. We always […]

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