Events & Articles

September 14, 2016

Halton Community Legal Services is hosting free workshops to refugee sponsors, groups and organizations supporting refugees.

Come and learn how to improve your advocacy skills to assist refugees in their resettlement.

The workshops will also explore how to overcome a lack of Canadian experience in job seeking and what is available if financial independence is not established by the end of the sponsorships.

September 14, 2016

Halton Community Legal Services is hosting free workshops to refugee sponsors, groups and organizations supporting refugees.

Come and learn how to improve your advocacy skills to assist refugees in their resettlement.

The workshops will also explore how to overcome a lack of Canadian experience in job seeking and what is available if financial independence is not established by the end of the sponsorships.

September 14, 2016

The Record Kitchener - Thousands of Waterloo Region's Muslims celebrated one of biggest holidays in the Islamic calendar at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium on Monday, with a special embrace for their newest Syrian additions.

With bouncy castles, a kids' train, rock climbing, basketball battles and games of bean bag toss, the Eid celebrations had a carnival atmosphere. Excited kids zigzagged through the crowd, hopped up on cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn.

September 09, 2016

The Star.com - Moose Jaw, SASK. - A number of Syrian refugees are helping out with a community harvest in Moose Jaw, Sask., saying it is a way of giving back to the country that has taken them in.

The second annual Mosaic Community Food Farm harvest is a collaboration between the potash mining company and advocacy groups such as Hunger in Moose Jaw, Riverside Mission, Moose Jaw and District Food Bank and Tree Canada.

August 25, 2016

The event is targeted towards newcomer Syrians in Arabic on basic financial literacy. This workshop will be the fourth (out of 5) of our Arabic financial literacy series.

The module on September 7th, 2016 introduces the participants to Paying For School in Canada.

Paying for School:

August 19, 2016

CTV News - Fourteen-year-old Dayeh, from Aleppo, Syria, arrived in Canada with his mother and sister, and was given the chance to attend summer camp after his sponsor approached him. Summer camp, for many Canadian kids, is almost seen as a rite of passage.

“The sponsor asked me, ‘You want to go camping?’ I said yes, why not?” said Dayeh.

August 18, 2016

Ensuring appropriate supports for the successful integration of Syrian newcomer youth.

In late 2015 and early 2016, close to five thousand Syrian refugees have been resettled to Toronto. More than half of them are children and youth.

Newcomer youth have particular needs that require intentional service coordination and provision to allow for their successful settlement and meaningful integration into Canadian society.

August 16, 2016

The Information Session 2: Settlement Training Workshop is a seminar for sponsors/parishioners who are in the process of planning in expectation of the refugee's arrival to Canada.

Parish refugee volunteers and sponsors learn more about budgeting, the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations, while building trust and setting the rules of support.

The workshop is a training opportunity for refugee committees to develop effective tools to integrate newcomers successfully in their church communities.

August 16, 2016

The Information Session 2: Settlement Training Workshop is a seminar for sponsors/parishioners who are in the process of planning in expectation of the refugee's arrival to Canada.

Parish refugee volunteers and sponsors learn more about budgeting, the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations, while building trust and setting the rules of support.

The workshop is a training opportunity for refugee committees to develop effective tools to integrate newcomers successfully in their church communities.

August 15, 2016

CBC News Kitchener Waterloo - With school just a few weeks away, many Syrian refugees in the Region of Waterloo will be getting ready to start their first-ever school year in Canada.

Because of the war, many adolescent refugees have large gaps their formal education resulting in limited literacy skills both in their mother tongue and in English.

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