Xavier Revelo arrived to Canada in the midst of the Canada Day parade in 2012. What stuck out to him about his new home was its diversity.
“I remember driving into downtown Toronto, and there was a huge parade,” he says. “And I remember all these people out on the street. And what struck me was all kinds of people, the different types of people - ethnicities and backgrounds – and being born in South America, and then spending about 10 years in the States, I was not used to that.”
You are listening to UHN Home, where we're telling stories to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Every week, we'll tell you the stories of people who came from all around the world and stories of people whose families have called Canada home for thousands of years. They all work at the nation's largest research hospital: the University Health Network.
Produced by: Ana Gajic and Andrew Berthiaume
Cover art by: Jose Ongpin
Editing, production and storyboarding support for the series: Jarrett Churchill, Brianne Tulk, Danielle Pereira, Jessie Park, Jolson Lim, and Erica Ngao
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