Nest is fundraising to bring four more refugee families to the city, including Musa and Rabia along with their newborn daughter (pictured). The couple are refugees from Darfur, Sudan. Other families we want to sponsor include a Pakistani Christian family of four in Thailand, a Syrian family of six in Lebanon and a Syrian family of four in Jordan. We plan to sponsor these families … Continue reading Help bring these refugees!
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”
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
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 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
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
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