Nicola Dahlin has been volunteering at CBFY since 2019. She is selected as the CBFY Volunteer of the Month for February 2021.
Here is Nicola’s volunteering story:
“Originally from the UK, I came to Canada sixteen years ago. My husband is from Norway and we’d lived in The Netherlands for a number of years before emigrating to Canada. We now have three teenagers, the younger two born here, and the eldest born in Europe. Having resettled a number of times, I know how challenging it can be to navigate a new community with unfamiliar education, health and employment landscapes.
My volunteer journey began in 2015 when I helped with Calgary’s Syrian Refugee Project. Through that volunteer role, I became aware of the range of valuable immigrant support agencies in the city, including the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth.
As my own children moved through the school system, I helped them with homework and became familiar with the Alberta curriculum, which can be quite complex and difficult to make sense of. I joined CBFY towards the end of 2019 and am currently tutoring a wonderful group of three grade seven students” Nicola Dahlin.