“Our Immigrant Stories” is a collaborative art project celebrating the achievements, big and small, of those who have immigrated to this land, hosted by the Canadian Museum of Immigration and its 2021 Artist-in-Residence Aquil Virani.

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Who are the immigrant heroes in your life? What have they contributed to Canada? How have they helped you personally? Amplify their story, through writing, photographs, or video. Participants across Canada [were] invited to submit their stories to celebrate@ourimmigrantstories.ca. Share your story and watch as artist Aquil Virani integrates the public submissions into a large-scale collaborative artwork.

Visit the official project website!

Learn more about the my artist residency at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Note that official submissions have now closed. Visit ourimmigrantstories.ca to read more.

View more immigrant stories.

Click here to see 31 immigrant stories I posted on my 31st birthday.