GRATEFUL SYRIAN REFUGEES CONTINUE ACCLIMATION ONE YEAR LATER

By David Larkins, for Winnipeg Sun.

Jana McKee – the program manager of Seven Oaks Immigrant Services, Noor Barem – settlement worker and interpreter, and some of the Syrian refugees that were re-settled in 7Oaks area share their experience, and the success story of the program at the centre. Click on the link for full article.

REFUGEES STRUGGLE TO REPAY COSTLY TRANSPORTION LOANS

By Christina Hryniuk, for CBC News.

Loans add ‘excessive stress’ on refugees struggling to settle in a new country, says advocate.

Mwumvaneza Azarias Butariho from New Journey Housing talking about refugees struggling to repay costly transportion loans. Click on the link for full article.

**NATIONAL LENS ** CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILD DAY: NOVEMBER 20

This is from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

On November 20th, Canada will be commemorating the anniversary of the United Nation’s adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are events – Art exhibition and Webinar planned to celebrate National Child Day. Click on the link for full article.

‘WHEN WE SEE POLICE, WE FEEL AFRAID’: WINNIPEG COPS WORK TO OVERCOME NEWCOMERS’ FEAR

By Austin Grabish and Rob Mahon, for CBC News.

Winnipeg police may be finally bridging the gap with newcomers — a divide they’ve spent years working to close. Click on the link for full article.

IT’S JUST A WASTE’: REFUGEES LACK OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ELITE SOCCER

By Nolan Kowal, for CBC News.

Soccer programs are a nice way to keep the children and youth engaged and away from gang-related activities. But, Omar Rahimi — an immigrant from Iraq and Gololcha Boru, who coaches the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba’s (IRCOM) have some concerns about the future of the game and immigrants due to limited funding and support. Click on the link for full article.

NEW CANADIANS SHOOT AND SCORE AT SPECIAL SPORTS SERIES

CBC News.

Autumn Soccer and Basketball series are fundraising events that give refugees a chance to hit the field. Click on the link for full article.

REFUGEES FITTING INTO MANITOBA

By Shannon Dueck, for Steinbach Online.

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HUNDREDS OF WINNIPEG REFUGEES GIVEN FREE DENTAL CARE

By Sean Leslie, for Global News.

Refugees were given free dental care on Saturday, November 05, 2016. The ‘Open Wide’ event was hosted by the Manitoba Dental Association and the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry. Click on the link for full article.

Hospitality house sets records, Welcomes 1,000th refugee to Winnipeg

By Jill Coubrough, for CBC News.

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Canada to open door to more skilled workers, immigrant families in 2017

By Kathleen Harris, for CBC News.

Immigration Minister John McCallum announced that Canada will welcome 300,000 immigrants to the country in 2017. Click on the link for full article.