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The power of belonging: Eva's story
When Eva’s family first arrived in Canada from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), language wasn’t an issue. Landing in Quebec in 2012, Eva’s French easily got her through high school. But when the family moved to Edmonton in July 2014, Eva spoke no English and conversed only in French with the staff at the restaurant she worked in.
“I had no idea what my life here was going to be,” Eva says. She decided, “This is not what I want for my life.”