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Newcomers helping newcomers: Canada’s 1st Syrian community centre opens its doors

When Ghaiyath and Nagham Alsouki first arrived in Canada, they had no idea that in less than a year’s time, they would be extending their hands to help even newer newcomers.


CTV Toronto: Refugee children visit Sky Zone

Several Syrian refugee children exchanged the horrors of civil war for a day of laughter and fun at a trampoline gym. Janice Golding reportsSource:

Community group recruits ‘army of volunteers’ to help aid Syrian refugees

Sam Jisri left his comfortable life in Canada about four years ago and journeyed to the Middle East to aid Syrians living in refugee camps.Source:

Canadians are united, Mississauga vigil sends out a message |

In light of the deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque, people from all faith and cultures stood shoulder to shoulder in Mississauga to express solidarity and show their support to fellow Muslim…Source:

Syrian refugees get hotline help in Toronto

Think of them as an Uber for Syrian refugees, organizers say.Source:

Syrian refugees face a new kind of uncertainty as federal allowance ends

The monthly federal stipend for the first wave of Syrian refugees comes to an end this month .Source:

How to Help Syrian Refugees Without Donating Money

Refugees need your time, expertise, and stuff—not just your funding.Source:

Syrian refugee ‘didn’t know what Winnipeg was,’ says he had hours to pack for relocation

An advocacy group claims a refugee family was given notice only hours before relocation to a new province.


‘Why all the kids die?’: Syrian 9-year-old asks the world to help

With reports of atrocities in Aleppo, Syrians protest outside Toronto’s Russian consulate to decry the lack of global intervention.Source: