A rapidly increasing number of women, children and men from the North of Central America are finding in Mexico the opportunity to be safe and rebuild their life. Has Canada a role to play?
“Do the right thing” is much more to Jim Estill than his appliance company’s corporate tagline: it’s a personal motto that has guided the longtime Canadian entrepreneur and helped forever change the lives of dozens of refugee families in the process.
UNHCR Canada representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze writes about the importance of cities in Canada and around the world supporting refugees.
Mohammed, a young Yemeni, arrived in Québec through Roxham Road searching for safety as he fled the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
From working in catering as a teen to launching his own restaurant as an adult, Nabil Maati’s passion for the kitchen has never waned—even when forces beyond his control threatened to curtail the Syrian chef’s career.
Vancouver, Prince Albert, Guelph, Port Moody, and Rimouski are the latest Canadian cities to join a global UNHCR campaign to welcome refugees.
Not only do refugees benefit from safety in Canada, they also embrace the opportunity to build a better life and contribute to the country’s economy.
Victoria city councillor Sharmarke Dubow wants to make his beautiful coastal city a more liveable place for everyone.
UNHCR Representative in Canada, Jean-Nicolas Beuze’s statement before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on 29 May 2019.
Wondering how you can help newly arrived refugees in your community? From donating clothing to sharing your skills and time, there are numerous ways you can make a refugee family feel welcome in their new home.