Seven beautifully crafted one-minute films about the impact newcomers had on Canada and the impact Canada had on them.
From Jamaica, Stephanie builds connections between people of African descent and Northern Inuit communities. Described Video
From Ghana, Margaret created and manages more than 14 personal care homes. Described Video
From Liberia, Leo founded Empowerment Squared to help young newcomers to integrate. Described Video
Each one of these individuals has capitalized on something about Canada. They came with a dream and have exceeded their own expectations of what their migration story could be.
—Ian Keteku, Producer
From Vietnam, Thy Anne works as a project coordinator with Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach. Described Video
From Egypt, Dr. Zak created BC Hydro’s Power Smart program to promote energy efficiency. Described Video
From Peru, Daniel advocates for people living with disabilities. Described Video
From Iran, Bänoo founded Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading/ open mic series. Described Video
Soft Landing is a project curated by Ian Keteku which showcases the words and stories of prominent living Canadians who’ve immigrated from another country. These individuals have contributed to Canadian society in meaningful ways. They’ve excelled in areas of entrepreneurship, environmentalism, science, and community activism.
The project is funded by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21