Category: Muslim community

Refugee study seeks Calgary newcomers to improve experience for people fleeing war-torn countries Researcher Yahya El-Yahib says refugees from war-torn countries like Syria can often be traumatized and need different treatment and supports than other categories of refugee. He wants to find out how their needs are being met from the moment they land in Canada through to integrating into Canadian communities. (Dan McGarvey/CBC) Researchers at the University […]

Three years on, many Syrian refugees find stressful path to Canadian citizenship For Fouzia Al Hashish and thousands of other Syrian refugees, the time has come to put the finishing touches on their new national identity. The 23-year-old mother’s 2019 goal is already quite clear: a Canadian citizenship and a dark blue passport for herself, husband Mohammad Al Mnajer, and their children. However, refugee advocates say obstacles […]

After three years in Canada, Syrian refugees still adjusting In 2015, Canada welcomed the first Syrians seeking a new life here. There was much fanfare, and since then, Canada has accepted nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees. But there’s been no formal process to track how they’re doing, who’s settling in, and who’s struggling. As Mike Drolet reports, critics say it’s too early to call […]

‘I have to ask you to leave’: Insurance adjuster tries to boot Muslim woman breastfeeding during meeting ‘I have to ask you to leave’: Insurance adjuster tries to boot breastfeeding mom from meeting Insurance company apologizes and promises to review policies after Go Public inquiries Rosa Marchitelli · CBC News · Posted: Oct 28, 2018 6:00 PM MT | Last Updated: October 29 Ashly Cosgrove is considering filing a human rights complaint after being told […]

Why some Syrian refugees decline Canada’s resettlement offer Open this photo in gallery: Syrian refugee Omayma Al Kasem, 26, at the Jordanian Society for Human Development where she volunteers as a mental health aid worker in Jerash, Jordan Dec. 15, 2015. Ms. Al Kasem was a fourth-year law student before fleeing to Jordan. She rejected going to Canada because she doesn’t want […]

Syrian refugees unhappy with London’s hospitality: Canadian shawarma disappoints those fleeing “war torn area”? ANDREW LAWTON REBEL COMMENTATOR A few days ago, The Rebel shared with you a story about a London, Ontario refugee family looking to go back to Syria because of their dissatisfaction of life in Canada. It appears that family isn’t alone. A number of the 1,000 Syrian refugees that have resettled in London–a city of 380,000–have signed a […]

‘I’m afraid’: Muslim candidate in Quebec election stops campaigning following violent threat

‘I’m afraid’: Muslim candidate in Quebec election stops campaigning following violent threat WATCH: A Muslim candidate in the Quebec provincial election says he has stopped campaigning following a violent threat. As Global’s Raquel Fletcher reports, Ali Dahan is running as an Independent in Quebec City’s Jean-Talon riding.