Hi! I’m Kate – The founder of the Newcomer Collective.
In 2016, I fell in love with a tanned, carefree Canadian whilst travelling through Thailand. Cue an unexpected move across the world: From a crowded English city to a new lake life in rural Ontario…
I quickly realised that building a new life in Canada comes with a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Throw in a brutal Canadian winter season and you can start to feel isolated and overwhelmed. I craved a place to connect with others who were going through the same struggles as me. I wanted to hear other people’s experiences and advice so that I could be one step ahead.
So I created one! I started hosting virtual and in-person socials so that I could meet other newcomers. I created the ‘New to Canada’ podcast where I interview internationals from all over the world who have moved here. All with the goal of showing how wonderfully diverse Canada is and of proving that we are NOT alone.
This is the place to hear each other’s honest stories and inspiring achievements. We are a pretty cool bunch.
I’m so glad you’re here.