Join us at your AGA for a series of tours of Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada led by Edmonton community members.
The Community Tour series presents visitors with unique perspectives on the stories and history told in the exhibition. Partners include local performance artists Rebecca John and Ashna Jacob, active community member Jas Panesar and ASSIST Community Services Centre.
Free event during Tuesday All Access Evenings
6-7 pm (3rd floor)
Maximum tour capacity 30 people
We are honoured to welcome Jaswinder Kaur, representing ASSIST Community Services Centre, as part of the Employment Team. ASSIST is a non-profit organization committed to providing settlement and employment supportive counselling services to immigrants and eligible clients.
In her current role, Jaswinder helps new immigrants with their career planning and job placements. “I am an immigrant myself. I came to Canada to study and I have a story to tell.”
Like many others, Jaswinder struggled with culture shock and adjusting to life in Canada. Through her position at ASSIST, Jaswinder continues to see the struggles faced by immigrants as they integrate into Canadian society. “Starting a new life—while retaining [your] own culture and values—is a challenge in itself”.
As a child, Jaswinder and her peers would learn about the Partition of India, and it became an important topic within history lessons at school. To Jaswinder, the works within Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, resonates with her understanding of India’s history which she will share with us alongside her contribution to the local community.
ASSIST Community Services Centre has been working to bridge newcomers and immigrants to the community for more than 40 years. The Centre aims to provide diversified services to immigrants, refugees and their families, helping them to integrate into mainstream society and actively contribute.