Amazing What Women Migrants Bring

“I have felt the warmth of your society, the welcome given to anyone who comes to be with you, to share and to understand.”

A towering example and motivational figure for women and migrants everywhere, Adrienne Clarkson’s experience and career are eloquent proof of the exceptional contribution migrant women can make to their adopted countries.  She came to Canada as a refugee with her parents in 1942 and has had a rich and distinguished career in broadcasting, journalism, the arts and public service. In 1999 she was sworn in as Canada’s 26th and first immigrant and first Chinese-Canadian Governor General.  She has founded the Institute for Canadian citizenship (ICC) whose purpose is to help acculturate new Canadian citizens into mainstream Canadian life.

Read more about Adrienne Clarkson here.

Equally remarkable, Adrienne Clarkson’s successor as Governor General was Michaëlle Jean, a refugee herself,

who came to Canada from Haiti in 1968.

Read more about Michaëlle Jean here


It’s Amazing What Women Migrants Bring

Women are nowadays key players in the migration equation. They make substantive contributions to their adopted societies, to their home countries and to their families. They are engines of integration, tolerance and prosperity. Find out more about their contribution and read inspirational migrant women stories here: