Nest is gratefully accepting donations in memory of Adele Smillie. Adele, who died in Saskatoon April 13, was an early member of Nest. She was there to welcome and help settle Margaret Achire, Nest’s first refugee, and her relatives from South Sudan, along with other families. Adele and Margaret remained close friends. Donations in memory of Adele will be used to help sponsor other single … Continue reading In memory of Adele
The Sattouf family at the airport today, waiting for the arrival of their relatives Continue reading The Sattouf reunion
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
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:
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!
Margaret was the first refugee Nest sponsored. That was 19 years ago. Margaret continues to live in Saskatoon with her extended family and participate in Nest. Continue reading Margaret I
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”