This story Children of Nannies, gives voice to the biological children of the nannies who immigrated to Canada in search of a better life. These children came to Canada not on their own accord and had to adjust to a new culture, language and a new life in a very short period of time. The subjects photographed were asked what they gained, and what they feel like they lost, and what they wanted to do now that they are here. Their relationships with their mothers was also documented as part of this series.

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TORONTO, Ont. (01/11/16) – Gia Erandio smiles for a portrait. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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TORONTO, Ont. (01/11/16) – Gia Erandio says that coming to Canada has gained her freedom. Erandio says that coming here has allowed for her to come out of the closet and she feels that if she hadn't came to Canada she would not have come out. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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TORONTO, Ont. (01/11/16) – Gia Erandio says that something she lost coming to Canada was badminton, because she used to be a badminton player for her school in the Philippines. She couldn't join her school's team because she says that school should be her priority for now. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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TORONTO, Ont. (01/11/16) – Gia Erandio says that now that she's in Canada, she wants to meet all kinds of people and make lots of new friends. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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TORONTO, Ont. (06/11/16) – Gia Erandio and her mom, Azel Erandio says that their relationship is very open and that she's proud of her daughter for coming out. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. (22/11/16) – Beatrice Serdon smiles for a self-portrait in her room here in Belleville where she studies Photojournalism at Loyalist. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. (14/11/16) – Beatrice Serdon says that coming to Canada has allowed her to gain a camera. She came to Canada in 2009, and worked part-time to be able to buy a camera by 2011. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. (14/11/16) – Beatrice Serdon says that by coming to Canada she lost being able to be part of the marching band in which she played the xylophone. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. (14/11/16) – Beatrice Serdon says that now that she's in Canada she wants to be a photojournalist that shoot sports and does stories on the Filipino community here in Canada. Photo by Emily Kertcher, Loyalist College

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. (14/11/16) – Beatrice Serdon and her mom, Maria Serdon, poses for a photo in their humble home in Toronto. They say that their relationship has gotten better over the years. Photo by Beatrice Serdon, Loyalist College

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