The Nest Equinox Supper takes place Saturday, March 20, the first day of spring! Due to the pandemic, this delicious meal is available by curbside pick-up only! Buy your tickets here! (This ticket link takes you to the Canada Helps ticket site!) The supper features cuisine from the Middle East and North Africa expertly prepared by our “Nest chefs” from Iraq, Syria and Sudan in … Continue reading
Nest is waiting to welcome more than 10 refugee families to the city. Your donation will help us reach our fundraising goals to support these families during their first year in Saskatoon.
Here is the current list of Nest sponsorships: Continue reading “Nest family sponsorships”
Nest and other refugee settlement groups heaved a sigh of relief this week when Ottawa announced it will cover the cost of mandatory hotel quarantine and Covid tests for arriving refugees. The mandatory quarantine rules, which went into effect February 22, require people flying into Canada to quarantine in an authorized hotel for three nights, while they await negative test results for Covid 19. Originally, … Continue reading Ottawa picks up the tab for quarantine
Nest welcomed two refugee families earlier this year: a family of four from Syria and a single parent and her son from Iraq. That was February. Then the pandemic hit and refugee resettlement stopped. Instead of welcoming 32,000 asylum seekers in 2020, Canada has admitted about 6,000 refugees this year. Now, eight months after the application process was stopped, refugee resettlement to Canada has resumed, albeit … Continue reading Speed-up process, groups say
Flights have stopped, embassy interviews cancelled and sponsorship applications are on hold as Canada and the world grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis has impacted many of Nest’s sponsorships. Here are a few: Continue reading “Refugee settlement “on hold””
Syrian refugees Akram and Layana love their new country of residence. Since their arrival in Saskatoon in February, they have put together a new wardrobe, just one of many things that has kept them busy during the pandemic. Here they showcase their new shades, hats and t-shirt! Once they learn English, they will be ready to offer fashion advice to Nest supporters. Continue reading New Canadians!
Newcomer kids in Saskatoon are finding lots to do during the pandemic. Continue reading “What are they up to?”
Two sisters and their families waited more than three years to be reunited in Saskatoon. But the wait finally ended on February 25, when Noor tearfully greeted her sister Sura and and nephew Namer at the airport. Nest sponsored Noor and her son Yazan in 2015 through the Canadian government’s Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program. They were Iraqi refugees in Kuwait. Nest applied to … Continue reading Sisters and their families reunited
How is it that two refugee families from Colombia and Syria have found a “second home” at Shotokan Karate YXE?
One might expect that soccer would be the sport of choice for children from Syria or Colombia. But for two refugee families living in Saskatoon, it is all about karate.
The kids passion for karate is due in large part to the commitment, passion and generosity of Sensei Brad and his staff at Shotokan Karate YXE.
The 10th annual Nest Secret Garden Tour, which runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, is sold out! As of 12 noon, only one passport was still available at Anthology Home Collection at 126 20th Street West. Thanks to everyone who purchased passports. Enjoy the tour! Photo courtesy of Ken Tickner of Saskatoon. Continue reading Nest Secret Garden Tour sold out!