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"My life if I hadn’t been granted asylum would be remarkably different – possibly ending with suicide," writes Vaughn Gray. "Canada saved my life, and for that I am eternally grateful." more

Jun 23, 2017 11:38 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 6 Comments

The app combines aspirations with job experience to build real, attainable career paths for new Canadians more

Jun 8, 2017 5:34 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

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Stories written by and for refugee and immigrant women help open a discussion on sexual harassment, assault and rape more

Mar 1, 2017 11:41 AM News

Whether they’re immigrants or refugees, they can change Canada in good ways more

Jan 19, 2017 10:52 AM Books

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Legal Aid funds three refugee law clinics: one in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:33 PM News

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Vivien Fellegi

“They made me feel like this is my second home,” says Syrian newcomer Zouvik Baghjajian. “And they helped me to take a step into the future." more

Nov 22, 2016 4:01 PM News

Movie, presented by Mosaic Institute, sheds light on the refugee experience more

Jul 18, 2016 3:00 PM Movies

Roof for Refugees Canada wants Toronto residents to consider renting out spare rooms or houses to Syrian refugees more

Jul 14, 2016 3:56 PM News

Toronto non-profit lifts at-risk LGBTQ people out of danger to countries where they can live openly. “It’s hard to actually plan a life when you don’t know what’s going to happen to you.” more

Jun 22, 2016 6:08 PM News 1 Comments

Maya Arulpragasam is determined to use her pop star status to change the way people think about refugees, question the rules of cultural appropriation and challenge digital colonialism more

May 4, 2016 7:13 PM News

With Palme d’or-winning film Dheepan – about a Tamil refugee’s struggle in Paris – opening in Toronto on May 13, its star and ­the city's Tamils speak openly about their experiences in their home ­country and adopted city more

May 4, 2016 7:13 PM News 6 Comments

The west-end food haunt opens its kitchen to newly arrived Syrian refugees holed up in hotel rooms more

May 4, 2016 6:24 PM News 5 Comments

Organizers of an on online fundraiser plan to publish a free Welcome to Toronto colouring book in February more

Jan 7, 2016 3:37 PM News

I'm also a Governor General's Award winner because of the kindness shown my family by Canadians like "Ong Bob" more

Dec 9, 2015 6:57 PM News

Beiruti Grand serves up hope, community and jobs more

Dec 4, 2015 12:26 PM News 3 Comments

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Christopher Manson

Running through each immigrant's experience is a common thread of deep gratitude for Canada's embrace more

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM News 2 Comments

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The Clothing Drive

The volunteer-run Clothing Drive is hoping to raise $10,000 to secure a new space to store 900 bins of donated clothing more

Dec 1, 2015 4:55 PM News 1 Comments

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UNHCR

A community dinner, literary event, and choral performance are just a few events raising money for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada more

Nov 26, 2015 4:42 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 2 Comments

PM promises to do "more of everything" to bring more Syrians fleeing war to Canada after lifeless body of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi shocks the world – meanwhile hundreds of nationals already here face deportation more

Sep 8, 2015 10:54 AM News 1 Comments

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