Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in January 2016

Arrival of second influx of Syrians will be smoother: immigration groups

Most immigrant support groups say this fall's expected surge in Syrian refugee families will be far more manageable than the impromptu turmoil that characterized the first wave of arrivals, which...
Tima Kurdi with a photo of her drowned nephews Alan and Galib

Kurdi family settles into life in Canada, but still no luck finding a home

Shergo Kurdi lifts his shirt to reveal a pale, mottled patchwork of burn scars on his belly and chest — a legacy, he says, of years spent ironing fabric in a Turkish clothing factory after he and his...
Sammy Kaspar during his internship at Globalme

Vancouver startup to provide work opportunities for Syrian refugees

Since November 2015, approximately 30,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada determined to leave the chaos of the war behind. More than 2,000 refugees now call British Columbia home (...

Canadians gather in B.C. to demand safe passage to Europe for Syrian refugees

VANCOUVER — A choir sings hymns of peace on a downtown Vancouver beach while a small dinghy gently coasts ashore and a dozen people in life jackets, including a young boy, alight onto the sand. The...

Police hunt for man suspected of pepper-spraying crowd outside Muslim Centre

Police continue to search for a suspect who pepper sprayed a crowd. A toddler had to be taken away in an ambulance and others were left vomiting in aftermath of suspected hate crime.

'This isn't who we are': Trudeau condemns pepper spraying of Syrian refugees

Police say a man wearing a white hoodie apparently rode by on a bicycle and sprayed 15 to 30 people at refugee welcome night.

Two thousand backpacks for Syrian and Canadian children

Syrian refugee children and low-income Canadian children living in the Lower Mainland will be fully equipped for the 2016 school year. At least that’s Jenny Kwan’s holiday wish. The Immigration,...

Vancouver teenager, Toronto engineer honoured for their civic engagement

17-year-old Vancouver high school student, who emigrated from Ethiopia in 2013, has been reaching out to young newcomers in her area.
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Facing the refugee and climate crisis at a train station in Austria

Instead of acting like a reluctant government official, I become more engaged, more aware. Too much caution in the face of this crisis could hurt innocent families.

Zool Suleman hosts "Let's Talk: Syrian Refugees, Islamophobia and Canadian Identity" at Centre A

On December 5th at 2pm at Centre A, Refugee Advocate and Writer Zool Suleman hosts a discussion in response to “Abounaddara. The Right to the Image.”