Keep her in her position as a supporter and help in the Mimico community
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Toronto, ON, May 26, 2015
Mr. Ibrahim Absiye
Executive Director CultureLink
2340 Dundas St. West,
Toronto, ONM6P 4A9
Dear Mr. Absiye,
My name is Alfonso Mejia-Arias, a Canadian Citizen and LSUC Licensee; with much regret I learnt of your recent decision to remove Claudia Montoya as the LSP Worker at the Mimico library.
I came several years ago as a refugee and as you may realize, it was very difficult to make my way through the Canadian system and customs.
I was very fortunate to find in Ms. Montoya a person who guided me throughout the process of becoming a citizen of Canada. Due my lack of knowledge of the English language, among many other, it was a relief counting on a knowledgeable and compassionate lady, Ms. Montoya, who made every possible effort to encourage my gaining of confidence and experience that ultimately led to my success regarding my immigration status, as well as to find a new path in my search for a new career in my new environment.
Ms. Montoya provided me and my family with information, guidance and a family/community integrated for many like me, Hispanic newcomers for whom a voice like hers was crucial in our destinies and integration into the Canadian society.
I am not asking for her, albeit I should, because I am certain she will manage to succeed in a new environment, even in adversity. I am asking for the many families and individuals who will be deprived of such a valuable person. Take into account that in the Mimico area, as in the rest of south Etobicoke, there are no sufficient options for those who really need them.
I beseech you to reconsider your decision and do not deprive our Hispanic community of one of the few advocates in Toronto that uninterestedly work for the integration that our community is deeply needing
AMA Legal Services
3250 Bloor St. West Suite 600
At the Islington-Bloor intersection
Sunlife Financial Centre, East Tower
Toronto, Ontario, M8X 2X9,Canada
Tel: 647-951-6896, 416-454-0699,
cc Mr. Ron Carinci Chair of the Board Toronto Public Library
M.P Bernard Trottier. Etobicoke –Lakeshore
Councillor Cesar Palacio
Ms.Sarah Bukhari Chair of the Board -CultureLink
Ms. Ann Keys Branch Manager Mimico Centennial Library
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