The Toronto-based Syrian cartoonist Mwafaq Katt spoke to NCM’s Arzu Yildiz about his experience as an artist, why in Syria his drawings were considered a crime, and why he decided to come to Canada.View More ‘I Came to Canada for My Freedom’: Syrian Cartoonist Mwafaq Katt
Abdullah Kurdi, father of the three-year old toddler who captured media attention when his body was discovered on the shores of Turkey, is not coming to Canada, despite the fact many of his relatives are…View More Syrians Struggle With Prospect of Leaving Family Behind
Settlement agencies and other organizations are busy ramping up their services to prepare for the 10,000 Syrians that will arrive in Canada by the end of the year. According to Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, the…View More Manitoba To Provide Skills Training for Refugees
Thousands of Syrian refugees will arrive in Canada by year’s end. Even before the attacks in Paris, some Canadians were already chattering about security risks and the threat of insurgents sneaking through. Saskatchewan Premier Brad…View More Forget the Syrians. Who’s Keeping an Eye on those Loyalist Refugees?
Toronto-based not-for-profit organization Lifeline Syria has been at the forefront of efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Canada. Launched at the end of June, its target is to resettle 1,000 refugees in the Greater Toronto…View More Refugee Resettlement Groups: “The More, The Merrier”
A child should not have to die to mobilize governments into credible action. The photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed ashore, which has mobilized international responses to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean…View More The Mediterranean Crisis: An Open Letter to World Leaders
Vanja Crnojević left her native town of Maglaj during the civil war in Bosnia and her family found refuge in Switzerland. The Swiss government provided them with an apartment, survival money and jobs for her…View More We Are All ‘Syrians’