Marsha Zhang

Country of Origin:

China

Themes:

Citizenship, Asian Heritage, Citizenship, Immigration, Asian Heritage, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada

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In this audio segment, Marsha speaks about the challenges of integration in Canada and her efforts to contribute to Canadian society.


Story

Marsha Zhang immigrated to Canada from China with her family in 2011. Community well-being and respect are principles of Marsha’s Chinese culture that she has brought with her to Canada and crucial to her philosophy of integration. She likes to talk with her neighbours, especially seniors, who, she feels, deserve extra respect and support. Since her arrival in Montreal, Marsha has touched the lives of many people both in and outside of Côte-des-Neiges, as a mother, student, volunteer, worker, and neighbour. As a former social services professional in China, she will be attending McGill University next year to complete a degree in social work. Marsha believes that ethnic groups in Côte-des-Neiges primarily stick to themselves because of language barriers.