In the June 2012 issue of Canadian Immigrant Magazine I explore the ways in which several immigrants to Canada have maintained a bond with their homelands by dedicating themselves to development work. Among the stories, I profile a Rwandan woman scarred by genocide who is now helping to educate the next generation, and a former “Lost Boy” of Sudan who has return to help build the new nation of South Sudan. Here’s an excerpt: “These Canadian immigrants haven’t forgotten where they’ve come from. Now living on one of the richest continents in the world, they’ve set up charities to help those from one of the poorest continents — Africa. Their experience as immigrants to Canada — the help they’ve received and challenges they’ve faced — has driven their passion for humanitarian action.” Read more here.