‘We need to know about them’: Newcomers experience Indigenous culture at Saskatoon showcase

By: Bridget Yard, for CBC News

Saskatoon Open Door Society offers a great opportunity for newcomers to learn about indigenous cultures and histories.

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Newcomer fair shows off what Winnipeg has to offer

By: Zahra Premji, for Global News

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Citizen Equity Committee hosted the second annual Newcomer Family Fair where hundreds of Winnipeg’s newest residents were given a warm Winnipeg welcome.

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Thousands of Winnipeggers create living maple leaf at Portage and Main

CBC News

Over 3,600 red-shirted Winnipeggers filled Portage and Main to create a giant maple leaf in the city’s historic intersection on a historic Canada Day.

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Refugee organization steps up to teach newcomers how to swim after drowning deaths

By: Holly Caruk, for CBC News

N.E.E.D.S. Inc launched the swimming program in January and has seen between 30 and 40 youth, ages 12-21 take part in a 10-week course at Winnipeg’s Sherbrook Pool. NEEDS hopes to put 100 youth through the program by the end of the year.

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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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