Canada Syrian Refugees

U.S. Latest Country Trying To Emulate Canada's Refugee Program

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's private sponsorship program has gained international attention.

Syrian Refugee Family 'Proud' To Have PM Boast Their Success Story

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The Syrian refugees are now running a booming chocolate business in Nova Scotia.

Trudeau's Approach To Refugees Is Good For Business: Bill Gates

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The business leader was in Vancouver to speak at a conference.

Billionaire To Help Take Canada's Refugee Sponsor Program Global

The Huffington Post Canada/CP | Althia Raj and The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"... this is a good model which is exportable to other countries."

Discrimination Against Immigrants Is Nothing New In Canada: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics

He compared the current discrimination against Muslims to what Italians and Greeks faced in the 1950s.

Syria's War Rages On Year After Alan Kurdi's Death

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The two-year-old Syrian boy was immortalized in a chilling photograph that captured the world's attention.

Zi-Ann Lum

Alberta Economy Makes Job Hunt 'Horrible' For Syrian Refugees | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I chase behind employers to return my calls and emails."

Tories Twice Rejected Proposal That Could Have Helped More Refugees

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2016 | Canada Politics

The recommendation to exempt Syrians and Iraqis from requiring official UN refugee status to be sponsored was rejected by then-immigration minister Chris Alexander.

Ban Ki-moon Praises Canada's Openness To Refugees

CP | Lauren Krugel | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The UN Secretary-General said he was grateful for the "generous and compassionate'' commitment of the Canadian government to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees.

Canada Expecting Delays In Refugee Arrivals Amid Turkey Unrest

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics

There are an estimated 549 Syrian refugees in Turkey who have been approved to come to Canada.

Syrian Refugee Program Sparks Political Push To Help Others

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Politics

The House of Commons immigration committee is holding an unprecedented series of summer meetings examining how to use immigration policy to help anyone, not just refugees, displaced by conflict come to Canada.

Ontario Priest Allegedly Steals $500,000 Raised For Refugees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada

Amer Saka was arrested on Wednesday.

Americans Take Notes On Canada's Syrian Refugee Response

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"The response has been extremely overwhelming."

Althia Raj

'Quiet Suffering' Of Syrian Refugees Reflected In Senate Report | Althia Raj | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Politics

"It was like being hit with a sledgehammer of emotion."

Syrian Refugees Eager For Jobs In Their New Country

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada

Since November, there are over 10,000 privately sponsored refugees immigrating, along with the 15,780 government-assisted refugees.

Syrian Refugee Girl Nails It: Canadians Say Thank You Too Much

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada

"My teacher, she gave me book to read, I gave it back and she said thank you.''

Liberal Ad Showing Woman In Head Scarf Elicited 'Negative' Reactions

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Politics

The advertisement was about Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement plan.

Mulcair Gleefully Drops F-Bombs At Press Gallery Roast

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"Any ... pollsters here tonight? " Go f*ck yourselves."

Minister Takes Back Comment About Refugees Using Food Banks

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Food banks from Halifax to B.C. have reported serving hundreds of Syrians.

Althia Raj

Liberal Whip Says He Has 'Very Good Sense' Of Divisive Bill's Fate | Althia Raj | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Andrew Leslie says he's held about 1,000 sit-downs with MPs in the past six months, many related to bill C-14.

Just Watch Syrian Newcomer Light Up When He Connects With His Teacher

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada

Learning a new language is hard. But also amazing.

Small Quebec Town Eager For Syrian Refugee Family's Arrival

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada

"People in the community are by and large very happy and excited we are doing this."

Small Town Hospitality Soothes Rough Start For Syrian Family

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Impact

"Without this help ... I probably would have made the decision to go back to Jordan."

Syrian Refugees Open Up To Minister About Their Struggles

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Over two dozen Syrians were in Ottawa Thursday to get a tour, thanks to their MP.

24 Questions You Should Ask Your Parents, While You Can

Amy Gibson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

As weeks, months and years fly by, we are all missing opportunities to talk about real things -- important things -- with our parents. There are things that only they can answer or explain. Sadly, the reality is that when they pass, many of those answers, explanations and stories will go with them. So why are we wasting time? Why don't we ask them the questions that would explain events that shaped them, decisions they made and important lessons they learned? Questions that would yield new insights, understanding and compassion... for people we think we know so well?