Syrian Canadian Sara Takieddin crowdfunded on LaunchGood.comin order to pay off the debts she accumulated while struggling with mental illness and financial distress as an immigrant to Canada after her marriage ended badly.
The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is a multi-sectoral partnership involving 60 local organizations working on a shared vision and common priorities designed to build local capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants in five sectors: settlement and orientation; economic integration; health and wellbeing; language training and interpretation; and socio-civic integration.
OLIP runs Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) each year. This is a week of events that enable participants – newcomers and long-term residents alike – to express themselves and to connect through fun and engaging experiences that can produce lasting impressions and relationships. WOW is a time when Ottawa residents can convey their genuine welcome to newcomers.
Muslim Link had the opportunity to interview Palestinian Canadian cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Sura Mallouh about her upcoming documentary about a teenage Syrian refugee in New Brunswick for CBC and the joys and challenges of being Muslim while filmmaking.