As Syria continues to crumble, Syrian refugees in Canada have been quietly settling into their new lives. And although the initial wave of Syrians being processed through Canada’s airports is over, many more are scheduled to arrive in 2018. The Toronto Observer checked in with some of the recent Syrian newcomers to see how they are adjusting to their new lives — and also spoke with some refugees who are still waiting to come to Canada.
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.