By Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun | If Sara Maria Gomez Lopez could do one thing, it would be to end the stigma associated with the word “refugee”. “Being a refugee is a circumstance, it’s not a lifestyle. It’s not a choice,” said Gomez Lopez, a refugee from Mexico who arrived in Canada via Blaine, Wash., … Continued
News June, 2018
By The Star | A professor at Saint Mary’s University says the key to retaining immigrants in Nova Scotia is being able to offer meaningful employment, and sell them on “the smell of the sea.” Ather Akbari, chair of the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity, said Nova Scotia’s 75 per … Continued
By Becca Clarkson, Vancouver Sun | Would you be able to condense your life story into 600 words and narrate it in your second or third language to a room of strangers? That’s what 12 female immigrants will do for the Shoe Project: Walk in Their Shoes — a writing workshop-turned-performance piece making its West … Continued
By Ameya Charnalia, Edmonton Star |
By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Eyob Naizghi, longtime executive director of MOSAIC, will be stepping down from his role with the Vancouver-based immigrant-serving agency at the end of June 2018. In tribute, MOSAIC has established a new scholarship for refugee women called the Eyob G. Naizghi Scholarship Award. The $5,000 award will be granted annually … Continued
By Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun | At a long table in a West End Vancouver home, three Syrian women are dining Canadian style: A man is cooking for them. Hasne Omer, Ragdha Hasan and Maha Alambarabar, Syrian refugees and cooks for the hottest meal ticket in town, Tayybeh, don’t often have someone else doting on … Continued
Live in Surrey? Interested in making Surrey more welcoming and inclusive? Join Surrey IAR! Deadline to apply is June 27. The Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable (IAR) is looking for immigrants and refugees interested in joining the group. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the initiative that aims to build a truly welcoming and … Continued
By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Vancouver-based immigrant serving agency SUCCESS has turned 45. For its longstanding service, Senator Mobina Jaffer, MP Jenny Kwan, Senator Yonah Martin, Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, MP Alice Wong and Senator Yuen Pau Woo co-hosted a delegation from SUCCESS at an event on Parliament Hill last week.
By CBC News | Manitoba is beginning to see a wave of secondary refugee migration coming to the province from Quebec.
By Globe and Mail | The following speech was delivered on June 1 at the ceremony for the 2018 Governor-General’s Performing Arts Awards at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.