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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. EveryContinue reading “June 20 is World Refugee Day”

Crying child with hand all around him pointing fingers - meant to represent Xenophobia

Xenophobia

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 weekContinue reading “Xenophobia”

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 toContinue reading “Rebecca’s Story”


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