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

Sunday school offers their offering!

For the coming Sunday School year, 59 children  from pre-kindergarten to grade six from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Saskatoon will donate their offering to NEST. A member of NEST, who is also a member of the congregation, recently made a presentation to the children about Nest’s work. She talked about the adjustments refugee families must make when they move here to live, such as seeing … Continue reading Sunday school offers their offering!

A toddler’s image overcomes wall

A French artist has created a remarkable image that towers 20 metres over the steel wall dividing Mexico and the United States. The artist known as JR created the giant photo “cut-out” of a toddler to encourage discussion about immigration. The image of the toddler, erected September 6 on the Mexican side near the Tecate border crossing, has attracted considerable attention. Facebook Twitter Pinterest French … Continue reading A toddler’s image overcomes wall

Canada urged to scale-up protection for refugees from Central America

The Canadian government must address the humanitarian crisis in Central America by providing more protection and asylum for refugees fleeing the violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. That’s the message contained in a report by  Doctors Without Borders released earlier this year, which found the rates of murder, kidnapping and sexual violence in these countries (known as the Northern Triangle of Central America NTCA) … Continue reading Canada urged to scale-up protection for refugees from Central America

Nest Secret Garden tour attracts large crowd

Hundreds of Saskatoon residents participated in Nest’s eight annual garden  tour, which took place July 30 on one of the hottest days of summer! Nest extends a heartfelt thank you to Grace and Abe Berg, Linda Cimpric, Louise and Dan Studer, John and Amelia Moffatt, John Stewart and CHEP; Grant Wood and the University of Saskatchewan, Brent Klause and Judy Anderson for allowing us to … Continue reading Nest Secret Garden tour attracts large crowd

Iraqi family arrives in time for snow

A Nest family from Iraq, who arrived in the city on April 12 after an exhausting plane trip, experienced the thrill of snow for the first time a few days later. Outfitted with donated coats and mitts, the two little girls and their mother stepped outside their apartment yesterday morning and showed their delight. Continue reading Iraqi family arrives in time for snow

Government commits to reduce wait times

The Canadian government is following through on its commitment to reduce immigration wait times. In recent weeks, two refugee families sponsored by Nest arrived in the city much sooner than expected. A single parent Eritrean family living in Sudan arrived at the Saskatoon airport on March 23, about 18 months after Nest’s sponsorship application was approved. According to the Canadian government’s website, the average wait time … Continue reading Government commits to reduce wait times