CHAMPIONS

  • Perfectly imperfect: You are enough!
    Have you ever thought or said, “I’m not as capable as other people think I am” or “I have to be perfect to feel good enough”? Do you feel inadequate, no matter how much you achieve? Maybe you believe your success is due to luck, rather than true personal ability, ...
  • Ghana-born Catherine Addai on turning her passion into a successful clothing company with ‘simply hustle and heart’
    Ghana-born Catherine Addai is CEO, designer and lead stylist of Toronto-based clothing label, Kaela Kay, which she describes as a lifestyle brand for the modern woman who wants to express her inner colours in an outward way. With a degree in Health Informatics, Addai worked in the corporate sector for a ...
  • Mohamad Fakih named 2017 Business Person of the Year by Brampton trade board
    Mohamad Fakih, CEO/president, Paramount Fine Foods, was this year’s Business person of the year in the Brampton Board of Trade’s (BBOT) 2017 Business Excellence Awards. – Claudio Cugliari/Metroland Some nine years ago, Mohamad Fakih, CEO/president, Paramount Fine Foods, walked into a decrepit Lebanese restaurant in Mississauga looking to buy baklava (a ...
  • Immigrant lawyer and politician Iqra Khalid on being ambitious, ethno-cultural and female in Canada
    Shortly after 29-year-old Iqra Khalid decided to seek the nomination to become a candidate in the last federal election, the Pakistani-born immigrant visited a community adviser along with her father. He invited them to sit down in his living room. Then, in an utterly calm, icy voice, he delivered his ...
  • Exploring life, culture and journalism with reporter Aparita Bhandari
    A passionate arts reporter, Aparita Bhandari poses with a public art installation in downtown Toronto. Bangkok-born, of Indian heritage, Aparita Bhandari is a well-known culture reporter, published in leading Canadian dailies and magazines. Bhandari talks to Canadian Immigrant about life, culture and journalism in multicultural Toronto. Tell us about your background as ...