A Toronto couple says that Canadians have showed a good response when it comes to helping Syrian refugees. Jim Handman and Renee Pellerin are among the organizers of the Kensington Assistance for Refugees private sponsorship group.
The Toronto couple acknowledged that they had been moved to sponsor a Syrian family with children after the sheer tragedy of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who was found dead on the beaches of Turkey. The couple joined an existing private sponsorship group, Kensington Assistance for Refugees (KARE), last year.
Two former producers from the CBC are busy collecting furniture to help “their” family of Syrian refugees move to an apartment in Crescent Town in Toronto’s East end on June 1, 2017.
Jim Handman and his wife Renee Pellerin are a part of a Toronto sponsorship group called Kensington Assistance for Refugees.
He believes if Canadians take a stand and refuse to accept food, and other products, that have been produced at the cost of migrant worker – migrant workers will feel empowered and this is the best way to push for change.
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