TORONTO, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - COSTI is telling the inspiring stories of immigrants who have overcome barriers and found success in Canada through a colourful campaign in Toronto, Peel, and York Regions that starts April 24.
Since 1952, COSTI has helped more than 39,000 new Canadians each year through education, employment and social services. This campaign tells the stories of four individuals who have achieved personal success. Mario J. Calla, Executive Director, says "The campaign is unlike anything COSTI has done before. The portraits of each individual are stunning because they have been painted by a talented artist who immigrated to Canada in 1986 from Tanzania. His passion shows through in every stroke and the stories are so uplifting. This campaign shows how the success of every individual builds a strong and prosperous Canada."
The campaign encourages others to share their I am (a new) Canadian story through a website that will go live at a campaign kick-off event on Wednesday, April 24 at the Gladstone Hotel where the artist and featured new Canadians will join others to launch the campaign.
I am (a new) Canadian Campaign Kick-off event
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Photo/interview opportunities with artist Hans Poppe, the new Canadians featured in the campaign, as well as Mario J. Calla, Executive Director at COSTI
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
COSTI Background Information: COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance. Since 1952, COSTI has been helping those in need, assisting newcomer professionals and tradespersons and all individuals looking for employment, providing hope to refugee families, protecting women and children, strengthening families, combating racism and discrimination, and assisting all those who function at a disadvantage in society. With a staff of over 350 people, speaking more than 60 languages, COSTI strives to ensure that all individuals, regardless of language, cultural, or financial barriers, are given the opportunity to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate in all aspects of Canadian life. COSTI presently provides support to over 39,000 individuals annually.
SOURCE COSTI Immigrant Services
For further information: Mary Cellucci, Director, Marketing and Communications, Email: [email protected], Mobile: 647-631-1574, www.costi.org