The new kids in town!

It’s likely a good thing Saskatoon’s Catriona Le May Doan has retired, after capturing 25 gold medals in speed skating. There are two new kids in the city, stepping out on the ice and turning heads. Viola and Yola, along with their parents Ruda and Yubis arrived in Saskatoon in late October. The family, Sudanese refugees, have spent the last decade in Israel seeking asylum … Continue reading The new kids in town!

Refugee settlement “on hold”

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””

Sisters and their families reunited

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