Events & Articles

June 24, 2016

Exchange Waterloo Region - The Immigration Partnership Council announced three new grants to agencies and private sponsorship groups supporting Syrian newcomers. $51,470 in new grants under the Immigration Partnership Fund for Syrian Newcomers was approved in May, bringing total grants to $348,970.

New grants include:

June 23, 2016

The Star - Hamza Ali, 13, remembers clearly the day last November when a trio of Canadian cabinet ministers, including Immigration Minister John McCallum, trooped into an ad-hoc art gallery set up in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

June 21, 2016

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. 

June 21, 2016

Mississauga News - Almost four times as many Syrian refugees than initially anticipated have chosen to settle in Peel Region.

By the end of last February, the federal government had met its target to take in 25,000 Syrian men, women and children fleeing civil war in their homeland.

Approximately 11,500 refugees are now calling Ontario home and about 732 are living in Mississauga and Brampton.

June 21, 2016

CBC News Kitchener Waterloo - The Family Partnership Program is a collaboration between Reception House and Community Volunteers

Local refugee resettlement agency Reception House has launched a new partnership program using resources lined up for privately-sponsored refugees to address the growing number of government-sponsored Syrian refugees arriving in Waterloo Region. 

June 20, 2016

CBC News Ottawa - Homeful.ca was conceived and created by group of local volunteers

Call it an online swap shop for people in need: some need clothing, appliances and household items and others need to unload those things.

In this case, the people in need are Syrian refugees to the Ottawa area.

June 17, 2016

TheStar.com - Progrma opens the door to education for biomedical engineering student Roua Alkadi and otheres who fled their war-torn homeland.

Roua Alkadi had gotten used to the deafening sound of bomb blasts as she sat in class at Damascus University.

June 17, 2016

Mississauga News - The Peel District School Board has taken in 515 refugee students from Syria since beginning its Inspire Hope campaign last December.

The majority of those students are in elementary school (437), and many of them are attending Thornwood, Brian W. Fleming and Dixie public schools. The high school-aged students are at Mississauga's TL Kennedy Secondary School, the board reports.

June 14, 2016

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites Settlement Workers and the Private Sponsors of Refugees Program to a Workshop.

This free workshop is intended for Settlement Workers assisting clients that have come to Canada through private sponsorship. The goal is to assist you in supporting your clients by gaining a thorough understanding of how the private sponsorship of refugees program works, what to do if conflict arises between sponsors and newcomers, and the various ways that you can provide support.

June 06, 2016

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Crossroads Clinic at Women’s College Hospital have been working together to find ways to respond to the mental health needs of Syrian newcomers during and after the current resettlement surge.

Starting in March 2016 the Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Service at CAMH will launch a refugee mental health and wellness service called the New Beginnings Clinic. 

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