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White Helmets to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A Canadian lawyer and former cabinet minister plans to nominate Syria’s White Helmets for the Nobel Peace Prize for their volunteer humanitarian rescue efforts. The 3,000-strong organization says it has saved more than 100,000 civilians during the seven-year civil war. »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada to bring in another 1,000 vulnerable women refugees

Inspired by its own success in relocating to Canada last year more than 1,200 mostly Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS, the Liberal government is vowing to bring in another 1,000 vulnerable women and girls from various conflict zones around the »

Immigration & Refugees, International

Thousands of Yazidis are ready to move to Canada: NGO

Canadian authorities looking for candidates for resettlement in Canada among Yazidi refugees scattered in camps in northern Iraq will have no shortage of applicants, says a Yazidi NGO working with the refugees. “If you give a chance to people to »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Agencies set to help next wave of Syrian refugees

Canada is expecting six thousand Syrian refugees to arrive in the next few months and some support groups say they are better prepared to welcome them. So far, Canada has resettled 30,136. Chris Friesen of the Immigrant Services Society of »

Immigration & Refugees

Canada reaches half-way mark in Syrian refugee goal

Canada has reached the half-way mark in its goal to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February, federal officials said Thursday. As of Thursday morning, over 12,400 Syrian refugees had arrived in Canada since Nov. 4, 2015, when »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Update on imminent arrival of Syrian refugees

Canada’s new government is going to great lengths to inform Canadians and involve them in the resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees expected to start arriving in Toronto on December 10. The minister of immigration held a news conference to say »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

New fund will help Syrian refugees in Canada

A new fund has been established to help Syrian refugees settle in Canada. Canada’s largest federation of labour unions and councils, the Canadian Labour Congress, initiated the Syrian Refugee Support Fund and has asked the Canadian Council for Refugees to »