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Reuniting families in Saskatoon

Reuniting families is a growing part of Nest’s refugee work. Of the nine refugee sponsorships we have underway, seven have relatives or friends waiting for them in Saskatoon. The families are from Syria, Iraq 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 after … Continue reading Reuniting families in Saskatoon

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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: A Sudanese family of four in Cairo. The family, whose sponsorship application was approved in April 2017, are waiting for their security clearance and flight information to … Continue reading Look who is coming:

Nest Supper and Auction

Nest is hosting a  “supper and silent auction” on Saturday, March 10. The supper features 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. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased … Continue reading Nest Supper and Auction

Help bring these refugees!

Nest is fundraising to bring five more refugee families to the city, including this baby girl  born on January 6 and her parents Musa and Rabia, both refugees from Darfur, Sudan. Other families we want to sponsor include a Pakistani Christian family of four in Thailand, two Syrian families in Jordan and Lebanon, and a Sudanese family in Botswana. 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”