Meet Kiden Jonathan 

What do you miss the most about your culture?
I miss the community-oriented life style.

What was the biggest challenge when you arrived in Canada?
My biggest challenge was the communication. The accent was different. The foods were not tasty.

What inspires you?
I was and still am inspired by my refugee life. If I could live in a desert with two children, then I could make it anywhere.

Why did you/your family chose to come to Canada?
My family did not have a choice. We were chosen instead. In 1999, the Candian Embassy came to the refugee camp for married families. Our application was approved at that time. I was happy that it was Canada.

What do you miss the most about your home town?
I miss my siblings and my mother a lot.

What does Canada mean to you in three words?
Peace, tolerance and protection.

Read Kiden's story: My Refugee Life


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