I Am London Campaign Returns

The “I Am London” campaign began last year to highlight the experiences of immigrants who choose to make London their home.

It has returned for a second year, with new stories of about ten Londoners who immigrated to Canada from other countries.  The profiles are being released in stages with the second batch just unveiled last Friday.

The campaign is a project by the London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership, which is a collaboration of the City of London and The United Way.

LMLIP Project Coordinator Huda Hussein says the project’s aim is twofold.  They hope to show newcomers to the area that they can be successful and contribute to the community and they hope to catch the attention of established Londoners.

The campaign can be viewed on Facebook and HERE. The LMLIP hopes there will be a lot of social media sharing and linking to the blog. Some of the campaign’s participants include Marc Forratt, founder of Forratt’s Chocolates and Naeema Farooqi, editor-in-chief of London Link Magazine.