[On August 24, 2020], Grace Atkinson, Executive Director of Jusoor, announced that the Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada, will deliver the keynote address during Jusoor’s 2020 virtual graduation ceremony. Fifty-one of Jusoor’s Syrian scholars around the world will celebrate their graduation at 12 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 29. (click here to watch the graduation virtually)
The sponsorship group Refugee SOS were once strangers but they came together with one goal, reuniting a family torn apart by war. They are fundraising to reunite Zarah, a Syrian refugee to Canada, with her sister, who is still a refugee in the Middle East. Both sisters are single mothers. Muslim Link interviewed the group about why they chose to sponsor Zarah’s sister.
People in Ottawa are very generous and have collected tons of clothes, furniture, and household items for refugees coming to the city. But all this generosity has created a problem, where to store all this stuff, particularly as many refugees will not be in a postition to accept these items until they are properly settled in the city.