Many of us in Ottawa have come from different countries with diverse cultures, environments and political situations. We have come to study or work, to join friends and relatives, or to seek peace, freedom or better opportunities.
CBC Ottawa is creating a radio, TV and web series on newcomers to Canada and Ottawa-Gatineau.
About 25,000 immigrants came to the region between 1996 and 2001, and the number continues to grow.
Do you have friends and neighbours who are new to Canada or are you new yourself?
What's tough about building a new life here? Finding a home? Getting around? Earning a living? Learning new customs? Meeting new friends? Getting used to the winters?
What helps you to adapt and what doesn't?
How can we make it easier for people to become a part of the community?
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