Canada welcomes 10,000th Syrian Refugee
New beginning offers hope, marks significant milestone for settlement
OTTAWA — This week the 10,000th Syrian refugee has begun a new life in Canada, according to flight plans on the Government of Canada immigration website.
The new arrivals will be settling in to nearly 140 communities across Canada and will be joined by another 15,000 refugees by the end of February.
That’s in line with the new deadline announced for individual charitable donations to be counted toward the government’s Syria Emergency Relief Fund. “For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the conflict in Syria, the government will continue to set aside one dollar — up to a total of $100 million — to the Fund,” reads an announcement on the government’s Global Affairs Canada website.
To find out more about the crisis and how you can help Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive an education, click here.
Welcome wagon: (above) John McCallum, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, welcomes a Syrian family to Montreal