Thousands of Manitoba’s Muslims gather to end month of fasting

Over 10,000 people in Winnipeg attended the festival to mark the end of the month of fasting, also known as the month of Ramadan.

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Asylum Seekers welcomed in Gretna after opposition

‘On a regular basis residents come and play board games with asylum seekers, children invite their kids to play at the local play structure, while donations of food, hygiene kits and stuffed animals pour in. Last week, residents and newcomers built a small community garden together.’

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Bill C-6 Receives Royal Assent

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Exciting news – Bill C-6 has finally received Royal Assent and is now law… Permanent residents of Canada may apply for citizenship sooner than previously.

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Teen Syrian refugee who survived bombing of her home has long road to recovery in Winnipeg

By: Nelly Gonzalez, for CBC News

‘Maryam is a 13-year old Syrian refugee who survived the bombing of her home in the city of Idlib in 2015. She arrived in Winnipeg last year as a government-sponsored refugee… Despite all the challenges ahead for Maryam and her family, she said she’s happy and grateful to be in Canada. Maryam’s words, “I want to say thank you for, like, all the people that have helped us, and take care about us.”

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From child soldier to Winnipeg engineer, how 1 boy escaped the bloodshed

By: Austin Grabish, for CBC News

Daniel Mach is an engineer in Winnipeg shared his story of growing up in a child soldier camp in South Sudan at refugee benefit concert Tuesday, on World Refugee Day.

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Refugee who lost fingers to frostbite wins bid to stay in Canada

By: Austin Grabish, for CBC News

Razak Iyal, a refugee who lost all his fingers to frostbite after walking into Canada on Christmas Eve, has won his bid to stay in Canada.

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From Somali refugee to college graduate, Marcus Askar achieves goal 20 years in the making

CBC News

When Marcus Askar came to Winnipeg in 1997 he made it a goal to get a diploma and after 20 years, he has finally achieved that goal.

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Winnipeg newcomer housing centre gets facelift

CBC News

Congratulations to IRCOM – Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba our member organization to their successful grand opening of the transitional housing building – IRCOM Isabel.

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Simulation Gives Participants Small Glimpse Into Life Of Refugees

Pembina Valley Online News

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba hosted a forced migration simulation at the Gretna Prairie Centre. Approximately 30 people participated to get a sense of what it is like for many thousands of people around the world who have been forced to migrate from their home country.

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Winnipeg professor recognized for work with refugee students

CBC News

The MANSO team Congratulates Jan Stewart on receiving the prestigious RJ Cochrane Award from the Manitoba School Counsellor’s Association for her work with refugee students.

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