There are few experiences as universal as the feeling of elation that comes from eating a warm, home-cooked meal. For a group of recently settled Syrian women in Toronto, that feeling allowed them to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers to create a community united by food.
It was September and the image of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy who drowned trying to flee Syria with his family, was making global headlines. The image became a symbol for the millions of Syrians who were making desperate attempts to escape their war-torn homeland. For eight new mothers living in Toronto’s east end, the horrifying image […]
Looking for a way to help Syrian refugees? Here are a few suggestions for steps you can take now. 1. Go to a performance The East End Friends Syrian Refugee Resettlement Project is hosting Rock for Syria on Nov. 27, but alas, it’s already sold out. But fortunately, Light up the Night: a 5Rhythms Benefit Dance in support of Lifeline Syria and a […]
Syrian issues may no longer be front-page news, but the Syrian-Canadian community wants Canadians to know the agony is continuing in Syria and its people need help more than ever. “We hope that together the Syrian community and the Canadian community know there is still a revolution happening in Syria,” said Majed Azrak, an organizer of […]