Podcast #10: Immigration – From Dream to Reality

Available January 18, 2021

In the second part of our discussion, Natália Martins alongside Sunita Gupta and Isabelle Tardiveau  continue their conversation on immigration. After sharing their journeys and the impact it had on their perspective of Ontario, now they look at the city of Kingston and how integration with the community, diversity, and culture can have an impact on a newcomer.

Immigration - From Dream to Reality

by ACFOMI | One City, Two Realities: Discussions between Francos and Anglos 50 Years after the Official Languages Act

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Guest Speakers

Natália Martins

Natália Martins


Natália Martins was born in Beauvais in the north of France and has always had intercultural diversity at heart. Born into a large Portuguese family who immigrated to France, immigration has been a part of her life since birth.

Natália studied social sciences in Portugal, but it was in Canada she was able to devote herself to immigrants from different backgrounds who chose Kingston to live. Natália has worked at ACFOMI since her arrival in Canada in 2013 and today she is Settlement Coordinator for the ACFOMI Welcoming & Settlement Centre.


Sunita Gupta

Sunita Gupta




Sunita has been an active member in the Kingston Community for the past 23 years.

Born in Kenya to parents of Indian origin, she had lived across 4 continents by the age of 18.Her life experiences and exposure to various cultures and backgrounds have continually influenced her views on equity and inclusion throughout her personal and professional life. Sunita has served the Kingston community in a varying capacity as a volunteer on several committees and boards: Past President of the India Canada Association; Past Board Director for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. She is currently a Board Director for the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Sunita has been with Kingston Immigration Partnership for six years.


Isabelle Tardiveau

Isabelle Tardiveau




I grew up in a little town of 10.000 inhabitants in the North-West of France. After taking part in various academic language exchange programs, I decided to study languages at university. Over my 4-year curriculum, I traveled regularly and realized how inspiring cultural diversity is. Among other destinations, I spent time in England, Spain or the United States either to study or work. I am convinced that traveling is a great human experience : you don’t only get to know new people, but also find out who you truly are. Moving to Kingston in February 2020 was a long haul family project with many challenges.


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L’ACFO Mille-Îles œuvre au développement, à l’épanouissement et à la vitalité linguistique, culturelle, sociocommunautaire et associative de la communauté d’expression française de la région des Mille-Îles.

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