Celebrating World Refugee Day: the New Canadians Centre Peterborough

Last week, the New Canadians Centre (NCC) marked World Refugee Day with the inspiring "Our Home" Community Conversation event. In partnership with the Peterborough Public Library, NCC hosted a panel discussion exploring what "home" means to those forced to leave their countries and how communities can best support them. The discussion was insightfu...
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Celebrating World Refugee Day: Lethbridge Family Services

Lethbridge Family Services recently hosted a fantastic party at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, and it was a resounding success! The event brought together members of the diverse Lethbridge community for an evening filled with joy, laughter, and cultural celebration. See below for images from the event.  

Celebrating World Refugee Day: Saamis Immigration Services Association

This past week, Saamis Immigration Services Association (SISA) celebrated World Refugee Day with a series of impactful events. On June 20, the Passages training session at the Esplanade was a great success. Participants shared their feelings during the debriefings, making it a truly meaningful experience. On Saturday, June 22, SISA partne...
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Client Success Story: Rahima Khushi

Meet Rahima Khushi, a Rohingya refugee who now calls Canada home. Born in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rahima's journey is a testament to resilience. In December 2023, she embraced a new life in Waterloo, with the unwavering support of Reception House Waterloo Region.  Her inspiring story highlights the inc...
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Celebrating Staff and 40,000 Afghan Milestone at Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services

Image-_20231214-223346_1 Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services celebrating their staff party on December 1, 2023.
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services recently hosted a staff party to honour the extraordinary efforts of its dedicated team and mark the 40,000 Afghan milestone. Tariq Eshaq, Program Coordinator of Client Success at Polycultural, relayed a story of a conversation with Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities Cana...
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40,000 Afghan refugees successfully resettled as Canada honours commitment

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November 15, 2023 (Calgary, AB) – The National Afghan Refugee Resettlement Secretariat is pleased to announce the successful resettlement of more than 40,000 Afghans in over 180 communities across Canada. This significant milestone was achieved through a collaborative national effort involving the Secretariat, 42 resettlement agencies, the Governme...
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Afghan Community Leader Highlight: Maryam Masoomi

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Maryam Masoomi is an Afghan musician and champion of female empowerment. Her story is a demonstration of perseverance shown through her advocacy and various endeavours. After the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Maryam and many other Afghans had to leave their homes for fear of losing their lives. Maryam was targeted by the Taliban due to being a m...
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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s Afghan Resettlement Program

​ Did you know the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) has an Afghan Resettlement Program? This program helps Afghan refugees prepare for the Canadian job market and sharpen their skills through various training. Hear some of the stories of Afghans participating in this program through the video below. 

PNT RAP Learning Event for Frontline Staff and Managers

An event for frontline staff and managers involved in RAP across the PNT (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta) was recently held in Calgary. Agencies came together to learn and discuss pressing issues within newcomer resettlement, including Afghan resettlement. This two-day event in December was an opportunity for attendees to gain insight and...
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1st Anniversary - Arrival of Afghan Refugees in Canada

August 19, 2022 (Calgary, AB) -The Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program led by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) engaged 41 resettlement agencies across the country in the Afghan resettlement operations. We want to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the arrival of Afghan refugees in Canada. This anniversary marks a year of broadening persp...
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