This project was funded by Ontario Administration of Settlement and Integration Services (OASIS), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Articles may be reprinted unless otherwise indicated. Opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily CIC's.
Project Director
Usha George

Originally written by
Mary Ann Simpkins

Revised and updated by
Swarnalatha Vemuri

Photo Credits
Eddy & Samia Manneh

Project Coordinator
Leny Prabhu

Project Team
Julita Javier
Marc Javier
David Shewchuk
Cathi Sutton

User Group
Cecelia Lee
Benjamin Schlesinger

Commnunity Consultants
Amal Halabi
Vatche S. Kelebozian

Web Master
David Shewchuk

Web Programmer
Mai Le Huenen

Graphic Designer
Bao Nguyen

This cultural profile is designed primarily for volunteers working in organized HOST Programs, which match newcomers with volunteers who offer friendship, orientation to the community and an opportunity to practise English or French, if needed.