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Photovoice Research Project

Nassar

Originally from Syria, Nassar and his family lived in Lebanon for five years before arriving in Canada in 2016 as refugees. They were uncertain of what their lives would be like in Canada at first, but he and his family have enjoyed living in Red Deer and have found...

Michael

Originally from Ghana, Michael came to Canada to study and subsequently earned a master’s degree in economics. He and his wife gained permanent residency and after living in a small town in Saskatchewan for the first few years in Canada, the family moved to Central...

Jawan

JawanAfter being displaced by conflict in Afghanistan and again by conflict in Syria, Jawan and his wife and children came to Canada as refugees. While providing for his family, persevering through settlement challenges, and upgrading his education, he earned a Social...

Fzeini

FzeiniFzeini came to Canada to study and he earned a master’s degree in education administration. Immediately after graduating, he moved to Red Deer for economic opportunities and because he had close friends who lived in the city. Although he finds his current job as...

Fred

FredArriving in Red Deer in 2018 as a refugee from Syria, Fred found support from family, friends, his sponsors, and his church. He began working at a local restaurant only a few days after arriving in Alberta, and quickly exceled in his job while also working towards...

Emir

EmirEmir and his wife and children came to Canada as refugees after they had to leave their home in Syria. Finding work has been difficult for Emir despite volunteering to gain Canadian work experience and getting workplace safety certifications. Before coming to...

Abdi

AbdiAfter Abdi and his father, brother, and sister were displaced from their home in Somalia they lived in Uganda before coming to Canada in 2019. Abdi immediately began volunteering with local immigrant serving organizations after his arrival in Red Deer and he hopes...

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