Our Syrian refugee family has finally arrived! Azad, Helwa, Aya (4) and Pella (1 1/2) arrived at YVR on Thursday April 13, 2017. On April 12 they boarded a plane in Erbil, Iraq and flew Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and then on to Toronto. They went through customs and rested overnight in Toronto and flew […]
This afternoon, Vancouver City Council passed the following motion unanimously. This is the motion sent to us by John Sewell and Doug Earl of Canada4Refugees, a coalition we joined of private sponsors across Canada waiting for families to arrive. The Canada4Refugees coalition hopes motions like this will be passed in various cities/towns across Canada.
Action to […]
Margaret Mitchell was the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East from 1979 to 1993. She was one of the first politicians to raise the issue of violence against women in the House of Commons. Today she was Honoured with Freedom of the City Award. Congratulations Margaret!
The piñata was hung, the 40th anniversary cake placed in the middle of the table, tables set, the volunteers galore wondering what they could do next, and the portapotty guarding the area for all of us!
BBQs were on at noon sharp, French fries jumping in the oil. The aroma attracted the guests who […]
Rami, Cedar and Lilyan have moved to the False Creek South Neighbourhood a couple of weeks ago, following their arrival to Canada in early 2016. Many members of the community are actively supporting the family in their daily tasks: from English lessons over babysitting to cultural acclimatization support.
Living in close proximity to the most sought-after destination […]
Once again Vancouver will be hosting Keep Vancouver Spectacular – the annual spring clean up of our community. Residents of South False Creek are invited to participate on Saturday May 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. The City will provide equipment, the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association will provide the organization and local businesses will […]
We now have a family to live in the apartment we have rented in False Creek South. As it turns out this is a government-sponsored family. They have very little English. Our community and volunteers will certainly be able to provide them with much more support than would be usual for government-sponsored refugees.
They are a […]
Go the extra mile (or 5) to support women and children at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC)!
DEWC provides practical support to over 500 women and children daily to survive the conditions that surround them offering security and refuge as well as basic needs and support services, enabling women to make long-term changes in their lives.
Run or walk in […]
The Vancouver Sun carried an article recently from Daphne Bramham about our attempts to speed up the processing for our family in the Iraqi refugee camp.
One of our Syrian Refugee Committee members, Wes Knapp, also met with Minister […]