Category: Arab community

Refugee moms at serious risk for postpartum depression Salma Almukhaini, from Oman, is a first-year PhD student at Dalhousie University’s school of nursing. SUBMITTED Evidence shows that the risk of postpartum depression in refugee women is five times higher than for Canadian-born women. In Syrian refugee women, this could be attributed to many challenges that they often experience before arriving and after […]

Canada Revenue Agency ‘going after’ refugees: NDP MP Jenny Kwan NDP MP Jenny Kwan asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang OTTAWA — A family of Syrian refugees in British Columbia got a tax bill for $27,000 after the Canada Revenue Agency asked the parents to […]

Nova Scotia Syrian Society hopes to help refugees rebuild their lives in Canada Loai Al Rifai (Photo courtesy of Nova Scotia Syrian Society/Facebook) The Nova Scotia Syrian Society has turned to crowdfunding in hopes of raising money to help former refugees get a fresh start in Canada. Loai Al Rifai came to Halifax in Nov. 2016 with his family, fleeing war in Syria. “I was lucky to arrive here in Canada […]

Some Syrian White Helmets resettle in Canada, with more on the way Some of the famed White Helmets, a group of volunteer humanitarian workers the Canadian government helped rescue from war-torn Syria, have arrived for resettlement in Canada, and more will be on their way soon. A senior Canadian government official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said some of the refugees have resettled in […]

Syrian community fears scapegoating after man new to Canada charged with murder of Marrisa Shen Marrisa Shen (pictured) went missing from her home near Central Park in Burnaby on July 18, 2017. Ibrahim Ali, 28, has been charged in connection with her death. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

Lebanese statue commemorates immigration A piper and flag bearers prepare Saturday on the Halifax waterfront for the start of a ceremony to unveil a statue commemorating Lebanese emigrants. – Tim Arsenault (…) Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, head of Lebanon’s Eastern-rite Maronite Church, was spending the weekend in Halifax as part of a Canadian tour. “I catch myself becoming […]