New Canadian Media has always remained committed to amplifying the work of immigrant journalism and The NCM Podcast is an extension of that work in audio form.
In this series — Crossroads: A deep dive into Canada’s immigration turmoil — we follow Katrya Bolger and Shaistha Khan as they speak with the people directly affected by shortcomings in the immigration system as we hear how their lives have been since their arrival. This first episode discusses an increased reliance on food banks among newcomers as Canadians face inflation and new financial requirements for international students kick in in the new year.
Reporting by: Katrya Bolger
Editorial Support: Shaistha Khan
Audio Production: Rhea Lisondra
Song Used: No Indication by TrackTribe
Katrya Bolger is a Thai-Canadian journalist. She writes about how national politics and policy impact Canada's immigrant communities. Since starting her career as a sub-editor for the Bangkok Post, she has spent over seven years writing and editing for various newspapers, magazines and non-profit organizations in Canada and abroad. Her written work has appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette and The Walrus.