Episode 5: Be kind and get to know people who are from different backgrounds

Young In talks about coming to Canada at 12 years old from Korea and feeling like an outsider as she did not speak English. She is currently helping newcomers adjust to life in Canada. Young In shares some important calls to action such as being kind to everyone.

Young In Kim

Young In Kim is a Canada Connects program facilitator and a registered social worker at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, providing settlement and social-emotional support to newcomers by matching them with Canadian-established volunteers in Calgary. Previously, she worked with newcomers directly as a settlement counsellor at the same agency for their settlement and integration into Canadian society. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, providing supervision and mentoring to students during their field practicum. Young In also has work experience in the non-profit sector with seniors with diverse backgrounds in New York. She is an active volunteer with non-profit groups, assisting the Calgary Korean Health Advocacy Society and Certified Listeners Society.


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