I see community as an essential to our connection with others. Experiencing the changes to relationships and attitudes as you work in community or work for community is amazing.
In addition I come from another country and had to make new home in Canada. It is for many accompanied by culture shock and awe. My family was accepted by Canada when we escaped communist Czechoslovakia. During our first year in this country we were supported by taxpayers money and I always felt thankful. I try to return the favour by volunteering in community organizations.