Syrian family in False Creek South celebrates Pella’s birthday
Neighbours and friends came together on August 12th to wish Pella a happy 2nd birthday. The family is settling in nicely to the warmth and friendship of our community, some four months after their arrival. Eldest daughter, Aya (4), is on the waiting list for pre-school […]
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 […]
FCSNA helps two Syrian refugee families
Our current government-sponsored family—Rami, Sedar, Lilyan and Rosel—has lived in our community for nine months. Now, BC Housing has accepted their application and they will be moving at the beginning of March to Habitat in the Jericho Beach area. Our Refugee Sponsorship […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]