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Bridge for Newcomers

Wen Jean Ho was already a trained social worker when she arrived in Ottawa as an immigrant from Taiwan via the United States. She worked many jobs to support her family's new life in Canada. With the goal of understanding Canadians better, she once worked behind the counter of a Tim Hortons. In 2011, Wen Jean founded the mostly volunteer-run Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre. With her car as head office, she helps Chinese seniors integrate into Canadian society through many activities such as English conversation classes, Kanata history lessons and community volunteering. 

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(Ottawa Morning Interview 91.5FM) 2015 Human Library - Newcomer Volunteer by CBCOttawa

Languages spoken: 
English, Taiwanese, Mandarin