S7 E8 Voices of Toronto # 1, ft. Matt Lebar, hosted by Zenya

By Rebecca Chambers

R.I.S.E. Academy is a Not for Private virtual high school that focuses on service learning, connecting youth to their community and finding ways to create solutions to problems related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. On this podcast the youth in the program interview amazing people who are doing things to create change.

In this podcast hosted by Zenya, we learn about her grandfather, Matt Lebar, and his immigration to Canada from his home country, Slovenia. Topics that we discussed were, how he travelled to Canada, what were some highlights and lowlights of his journey, what he thought of Canada when he first arrived, how views on immigration changed since then, and finally, how immigration impacts Canada. A key take away from this podcast is that without immigration, Canada might not be what it is today. As people have brought ideas, technology, and more from various countries around the world to Canada, it helped shape the country and our society. Listening to this podcast, you will gain a perspective on what it is like to immigrate to Canada.