Fariba Shamsi

I landed in Canada in November 2022 and got my permanent resident card four months later. In January this year, I met Sara Meghdadpour. She runs CCSYR’s Library Settlement Partnership program. Sara patiently explained several services the agency offers and motivated me to explore the local library. I have been going to Richmond Hill Public Library’s Central branch ever since. She taught me various digital skills, such as navigating Google Maps and sending emails.

I must mention here how much I benefitted from the counselling services as well.

Before I arrived here, I lost my mother. Naturally, I was grieving when I came. Homaira Ghazvini Nejad’s therapy sessions helped me deal with my loss. She is pragmatic and professional. I’m feeling much better now and gradually returning to a normal life.