Syrian Refugees

Mental Wellness Workshop For Frontline Workers Supporting Syrian Refugee

The impact of insecure environment, traumatic incidents,  and chronic stress heavily impacts Syrian refugees.

To help frontline workers better understand them, the Jewish Family Services of ottawa is organizing (JFS) a mental wellness workshop. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Understanding Syrian Culture and cross cultural sensitivity

  • Emotional experiences related to migration journey 

Syrian Refugee Entrepreneur Workshop

Are you a Syrian refugee who is seeking someone to invest in your business?

Refugee Career Jumpstart Project in collaboration with Angel Investors Ontario are organizing a Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs workshop.

This workshop aims to empower and support refugee entrepreneurs.

The refugees with innovative businesses or business ideas will be able to enhance their knowledge in entrepreneurship, have a chance to attend workshops, get access to resources, and be mentored by angel investors.

Former Syrian Refugees fundraising to help Refugees arriving in Nova Scotia

GlobalNews- A group created by people who came to Canada as Syrian refugees is fundraising to help others in the same situation.

The group is trying to raise $50,000 via a fundraising campaign to expand its services.

“We wanted to make something useful for this beautiful city,” Loai Al Rifai, a co-founder of the Nova Scotia Syrian Society, said on Tuesday.

New to English, but 11-year-old 'information sponge' is nailing school spelling bee

CBNews Newfoundland Marios Al Bazi came to Newfoundland with mom and brother 2 years ago as refugees.
An 11-year-old boy who came to Canada as a refugee only two years ago with very little knowledge of English is now competitive in class spelling bees.
Marios Al Bazi, and his family, originally from Iraq, were brought to St. John's by a group that raised money to sponsor their immigration from Lebanon — where they had lived for the last several years.

Living in a 'dream': Syrian grandmother lands in Newfoundland

CBC News Newfoundland - The wet, rainy shores of Newfoundland are being embraced 'like a dream' by the eldest member of a Syrian family seeking refuge in the province.

Talika Morjan, a Syrian grandmother who finished a 4,500 kilometre journey to the island on Thursday, says she's blown away by the first hours of her new life in her new home.

"I'm very, very, very happy," she told CBC Radio's On the Go, through her translator Naz Faidullah.

New Syrian refugee family enjoys Canadian Ramadan celebration meal

CBC News Nova Scotia - The Muslim holy month of Ramadan continues and a special meal was held at a Halifax area Islamic centre Saturday night, but it was especially meaningful for one family from Syria.

The Al Hraki family can't say exactly when they arrived in Canada. They think it may have been four or five days ago, but because of jet lag their memories are fuzzy.