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

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, now have their flight to Saskatoon. They arrive March 26. … 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!

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”

Pastors join voices for a good cause

What happens when four musically talented pastors from four diverse churches in Saskatoon organize a Christmas concert to support a good cause? They create a wonderful community event that drew a huge crowd from across the city and raise more than $3,000 for refugee settlement! Mark Kleiner of Christ Church Anglican, Pastor Jakob Palm from Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church, Connor Shram of Awakening Church in … Continue reading Pastors join voices for a good cause