A Celebratory Close to CultureLink’s Refugee Donation Distribution Centre

NYC Syrian-related News

In the last 6 months, 554 families and 2182 refugees (2046 are Syrians) were welcomed at CultureLink’s #RefugeeWelcome Donation Distribution Centre. This past six months have been an extraordinary period for the nation, as well as for us as a small settlement agency. The unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Syria put all Canadians to the test – how much can we help and how soon can we react? We at CultureLink came …

Sock Monkey making Workshop for Syrian refugees

ClaudiaR Syrian-related News

On Mar 11, 2016, CultureLink’s Youth Program hosted a sock monkey making workshop for Syrian refugees, following a successful workshop for CultureLink’s youth program participant where they made sock monkeys and donated the toys to CultureLink’s Refugee Distribution Centre. Diana Brugos and Tracey Speedie from Operation Sock Monkey kindly volunteered their time and expertise to run this workshop for the …

International Women’s Day for Syrian Women

ClaudiaR Syrian-related News

A delicious Middle Eastern meal, a free-of-charge shopping spree, quilts handmade with love and stitched with the words welcome to Canada! by ‪Quilts for Refugees, a hands-on toy-making workshop by‪ Operation Sock Monkey, a gift bag put together by volunteers from local CIBC branches, and a group of volunteers at CultureLink’s Donation Distribution Centre (our free thrift store for refugees) waiting with …

CultureLink Welcomes Syrian Refugees

Rubina Afsar Syrian-related News

We are about to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015, and another 15,000 by February 29, 2016. Some will be government sponsored, while many will be privately sponsored by motivated groups of citizens who are committed to welcoming Syrian families. This influx of Syrian refugees is, in many ways, similar to the arrival of the Vietnamese Boat …