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
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.
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.
The Globe And Mail - Renowned international human-rights lawyer Irwin Cotler is nominating Syria’s famed White Helmets, a group of volunteer humanitarian workers Canada helped rescue from the war-torn country, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
UCObserver - Soon after moving to Canada, Ousama Alkhatib helped launch an arts program for Syrian newcomers in Toronto that also gives back to refugees still in camps.
One thing had been on Ousama Alkhatib’s mind since he first got to Canada - helping those he had “left behind”.
National Post Calgary - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his gratitude Friday for Canada’s response to the refugee crisis, praising citizens who extended “caring, warm hands” to people who had nowhere else to go.
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.
Canadian Council for Refugees - One year after Syrians began to arrive in Canada as part of a major resettlement movement, newcomer-serving and private sponsorship organizations take the opportunity to salute and thank the countless Canadians who individually and collectively contributed to sponsoring and welcoming refugees.
Canada’s warm response to refugees depends on everyone doing their part: all levels of government, institutions, community organizations and individual citizens.