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In memory of Christine and Adele

Nest Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges donations in memory of Christine and Adele Smillie. Christine along with John Kleiner were two of the founders of Nest. Christine remained active in Nest throughout its 21 year history. She welcomed and helped to settle many refugee families and kept in contact with them through the years. Christine especially loved the Syrian family of Ola, Hicham and their four children, … Continue reading In memory of Christine and Adele

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Garden Tour 2018

The popular Nest Secret Garden Tour returns on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year passport tickets are $20 and will be on sale after July 1 at three retail locations. The passports identify the eight gardens on this year’s tour. They must be purchased in advance. All proceeds support Nest’s refugee work in the city! The self-guided tour, now … Continue reading Garden Tour 2018

Reuniting families in Saskatoon

Reuniting families is a growing part of Nest’s refugee work. Of the 10 refugee sponsorships we have underway, seven have relatives or friends waiting for them in Saskatoon. The families are from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Sudan. The Sattouf family is one of them. The family of eight arrived in Saskatoon in February 2016 as part of the Canadian government’s program to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. A few months … Continue reading Reuniting families in Saskatoon

Look who is coming:

Sara and her daughter Siye (left), refugees from Eritrea, arrived in Saskatoon in May 2017. They are greeted at the airport by Nest members Ebtsam, Zainab, Nancy and Linda. Nest is looking forward to welcoming more refugee families, including: An Iraqi family in Jordan:  Nest applied to bring this family in October 2017. They have friends in Saskatoon. The family was interviewed and approved on … Continue reading Look who is coming:

Nest Supper and Silent Auction sold out!

Our Nest Supper and Silent Auction on March 10 is sold out!  Those who have tickets will enjoy wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine prepared by head chefs and Nest members Noor Obada and Ebtsam Elsheikh. The event, a fundraiser for Nest, takes place at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall,  624 Avenue I South. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Supper at 6:15 p.m. If you missed getting … Continue reading Nest Supper and Silent Auction sold out!

Help bring these refugees!

Nest is fundraising to bring four more refugee families to the city, including Musa and Rabia along with their newborn daughter (pictured). The couple are refugees from Darfur, Sudan. Other families we want to sponsor include a Pakistani Christian family of four in Thailand, a Syrian family of six in Lebanon and a Syrian family of four in Jordan. We plan to sponsor these families … Continue reading Help bring these refugees!

Changes needed to income support programs

Nest wants the Saskatchewan government to change its low-income support programs so all refugees are treated equally. Saskatchewan’s current policy discriminates against refugee families who are privately sponsored. Here is how. Continue reading “Changes needed to income support programs”