Events & Articles

July 13, 2016

Global News Winnipeg - A federal government grant provided through the Immigration Refugee Citizenship in Canada (IRCC) has given 22 Syrian refugees currently living in Winnipeg the chance to spend a week at the University of Manitoba.

Adults will spend the day learning English language skills through the extended education program, while children (ages 4-16) will be exploring their adventurous sides at Mini-U.

July 11, 2016

CNW Toronto - To continue the warm Canadian welcome that started at the airport for the 56 flights that landed as part of the Government of Canada's Syrian Refugee Program, Toronto Pearson International Airport launched the Propeller Project Syrian Newcomer Transit Pass Program.

July 05, 2016

Maclean’s - From a lonely existence as refugees to joy and community in Peterborough.

July 05, 2016

Times Colonist - The tough thing about observing Ramadan in a northern country: You can’t eat or drink until sunset, but sunset isn’t until 9:19 p.m. today.

That’s an hour and half later than back in Syria.

July 04, 2016

The Globe and Mail Toronto - Ms. Fakhereddin arrived in Toronto just a week ago to join her son, who has been here a year. The two are Syrian refugees sponsored by members of the United Church of Canada, and they are keenly aware that they haven’t gone through the hardships that many others in the kitchen have, most of whom are on government assistance.

July 04, 2016

TheStar Toronto - Mohamad Saer Alashmooty celebrates with his Grade 8 class an event he could only dream of just 5 months ago, when he arrived in Canada as a refugee.

He’s here, yet still seems somewhat apart: the Syrian boy who had the bad luck to land in a tight-knit Canadian Grade 8 class during its final year — but the good fortune to have come to this country at all.

July 04, 2016

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.

July 04, 2016

CBC News Nova Scotia - A pair of Syrian sisters, who left the Middle East as refugees, are continuing to work as journalists and covering Syrian news from their new home in Nova Scotia.

June 30, 2016

The London Press - Maria Shalash is a typical London teen. She attends church on Sunday, drinks black coffee from Tim Hortons and tutors her siblings in high school. What sets Shalash apart from other 19-year-olds is her eagerness to learn Canada’s national anthem by Friday.

“I want to be Canadian,” she said. “I want to learn the national anthem.”

June 29, 2016

Westman Journal Ottawa - What's your secret wish? That's the first question teacher Winnie Canuel asks her students at the start of English as a second language classes at her Edmonton school.

For Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, an Iraqi refugee from Syria, there were two answers. First, he wanted to be a soccer player. But second, and perhaps more urgently, he wanted to tell his story.

This week, that wish was realized in a way the soft-spoken 15-year-old never imagined: it was published in a book.