For Community Health and Well-being Week, we’re shining a spotlight on our partnership in Ottawa with CCI!
For this article, we spoke with Anneke van Nooten, Client Support Services Program Coordinator.
With her enthusiasm for community health, Anneke reflects on winter challenges for Ottawa newcomers, the lasting impact of committing to help others, and how the Welcome Group Program gives both volunteers and refugees a chance to contribute to community health and well-being.
“The impact of the commitment is huge— particularly for somebody who’s coming as a refugee, who had to leave their country, whose government wasn’t supporting them, whose family wasn’t supporting them— something went wrong for them. So when a complete stranger makes a commitment and they stick by it, that means something.”
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