Where is home? Arriving in Canada as an Immigrant


Let’s celebrate with all of the different cultures in our community with their music, dance, and traditions that make them unique.

Suli Adams, Co-Chair of the Diversity Advisory Committee, City of Pembroke

As a woman with Asian heritage born in Africa now living in Canada, Suli Adams finds herself asking, where is home?

“I was born in Kenya, as were my parents. I arrived in Canada as an immigrant in 1975, sponsored by a cousin who arrived as a refugee from Uganda in 1972. How did I and so many others across East Africa come to call Canada their new home? It’s a complicated story.”

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