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June 20 is World Refugee Day

Image above by Capri23auto from Pixabay “World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for the plight of people seeking refuge and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives. No matter who you are or where you come from, pandemic or not; every one of us can make a difference. Every…

On Refugee Rights Day: Grow Hope!

04 April 2020 As COVID-19 has reached nearly every country on earth, many Canadians are feeling the fear, anxiety and uncertainty of life. It puts us in a state where we can begin to empathize with some of the world’s most vulnerable:  people who are seeking refuge. I’m working to help a family of refuge-seekers…


03 April 2020 Rebecca is the mother in the family of six who I’m trying to help come to Canada. Why am I helping? Because her life has been so incredibly unfair, and she and her family deserve better. (see Rebecca’s Story). Rebecca recently introduced me to the popular messaging platform, “What’s App.” Last week…

Refugees in the time of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

April 3, 2020 Every single one of us is vulnerable. People everywhere are reacting to the frightening news that life as we knew it is very different, and very much at risk. Societies are strained and governments are scrambling to take care of their citizens. What happens when you aren’t a citizen? Readers of this…

Rebecca’s Story

What I am about to share with you is a deeply disturbing story. It is also a story of perseverance, resilience, possibility and hope. How did I come to know this story? A desperate mother, Rebecca, found me on the internet. She noticed that I volunteer with a refugee serving group and reached out to…

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