Reuniting families in Saskatoon

Reuniting families is a growing part of Nest’s refugee work. Of the 10 refugee sponsorships we have underway, seven have relatives or friends waiting for them in Saskatoon. The families are from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Sudan. The Al Jneid family is one of them. They left behind relatives when they came to Saskatoon in February 2016 as government-sponsored Syrian refugees. Hicham and his family along with his sister Wisal … 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: 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:

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!

Help bring these refugees!

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 Lebanon. We plan to sponsor these families … Continue reading Help bring these refugees!

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

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