Linda moved to Vancouver from Taiwan with her family when she was 12 years old. She studied Fine Arts and decided to pursuit an Education degree in 2010. Passionate to share her life experience as an immigrant youth, Linda is currently a Youth Settlement Worker at two Neighborhood Houses, working with newcomer youth in five secondary Schools in Vancouver. Linda also teaches Mandarin on the weekend and is dedicated to engaging young people to stay connected with their own cultural roots and languages.
26.5% of British Columbians’ “mother tongue” is a non-official language, followed by Ontario (25.7%), Alberta (19.4%), and Quebec (12.3%). British Columbia has the highest percentage of language diversity of any Canadian province.