What this is about
The purpose of this initiative is to reach out and assist Syrian refugees to integrate into Canadian culture. It has been demonstrated that individuals who have been exposed to the terror of war are able to find solace through arts and cultural experiences. This in turn helps them to heal and move forward in the settlement process.
During 2016, considerable discussions and actions were being reported by the media with respect to the intake in Canada of approximately 45,000 Syrian refugees.
Many organizations were galvanized into action to support the immediate needs of these refugees.
Late in 2016, some plans began to develop resulting from
a Volunteers Connect roundtable discussion about forming
an exploratory committee to discuss how Volunteers Connect might
contribute to reaching out and assisting Syrian Refugees in the
For information on Volunteers Connect, please click here.
The following is a link to the report of the exploratory sub-committee and a request for an expression of interest in participating in an initiative.
See REQUEST for INPUT from membership (click here)
Below is a link to a summary of follow up research conducted to enhance the background discussion of the exploratory committee.
See RESEARCH page (click here)