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.
Train rescuer and historian slams plan to build $4b one-stop Scarborough subway. Jason Shron, of Rapido Trains Inc., also believes LRT is more important in Scarborough, not subways or streetcars.
Imagine living in a garage, the size of two cars, with 25 other people. Imagine having to do that and also to share three washrooms. It’s an example of the modern slavery atmosphere in some rural Ontario farms that never gets talked about, according to Chris Ramsaroop, an activist with Justicia for Migrant Workers.
Six million people in Somalia are in a drought crisis. Somali-born Toronto T.V. host Hodan Nalayeh took a 10-day trip to Somalia in late March to cover the crisis. During the trip, she shared her experience through her Facebook live videos, and on her other social media channels.
Some of the residents in one of Toronto’s oldest community housing complexes have waited as long as seven years for the City of Toronto to make property standards repairs. Data released by the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department shows over 100 tenant complaints have been made to the city about Vendome Place, with some dating back to 2010.
“It is so sad that one million sea birds are entangled by plastic every year,” said Prof. Chelsea M. Rochman, “and more than 690 species of animals have been entangled or eaten plastic debris.”