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Diversity Scholarship recipient Eduardo wants to help other newcomers to Canada

Published August 12, 2022

Eduardo Almeida, a member of Old Grace Housing Co-op in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is receiving a CHF Canada Diversity Scholarship to study Social Work at the Université de Saint-Boniface in Winnipeg.

Eduardo enjoys living in Old Grace and likes that neighbours help each other out. In fact, it was a neighbour who told Eduardo about the scholarship. In winter, he shovels snow for those who aren’t able to, and is particularly fond of the community activities happening in the co-op throughout the year. He finds it important for people to be there for one another, come together and share food.

As a newcomer to Canada, Eduardo experienced the hardships of coming to a new country with very little support. Studying social work is a natural progression towards assisting other newcomers in getting a good start in their new country. Volunteering at Action Marguerite, a retirement residence, was a rewarding experience as was helping out at Accueil Francophone, a food bank for families in need. Eduardo also volunteered at a children’s summer camp. He feels that it’s great to help one another out, be respectful and not to judge people.

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their financial support of CHF Canada’s Diversity Scholarship program in Manitoba. They are Assiniboine Credit Union, Co-operators, Westboine Park Housing Co-op, Village Canadien Cooperative, the Community Housing Management Network, the Agency for Co-operative Housing, Prentice, Yates & Clark, Encasa, the Community Housing Transformation Centre, CMHC, Dome Services Group, Allegra and Hub International.

Thank you to the sponsors of our Diversity Scholarship program: the Assiniboine Credit Union, Co-operators, Westboine Park Co-op, Village Canadien Co-operative, the Community Housing Management Network, the Agency for Co-operative Housing, Prentice Yates & Clark, Encasa Financial, the Community Housing Transformation Centre, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Dome Services Group, Allegra Marketing, and HUB International.

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