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Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, 11 million Syrians have been displaced, or about half of the entire country. Four million of them have fled across Syria’s borders, and 75% are women and children.

Canada banned Italian immigration in 1929, Jewish immigration in 1933. Neither group was admitted again for the next 15 years. The painful memory of that failure prompted us to accept Hungarian refugees in the 1950s and 50,000 Vietnamese refugees in 1979.

It is possible to resettle large numbers of people in this country.

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So far Canada has managed to admit around 25,000 people from Syria and will accept many more. The government will sponsor 40 for every 60 privately sponsored.

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Congratulations to Khaled! It’s a big step toward independence. ...

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We know that there are some of you following this page from other places. We are looking for two groups willing to sponsor two different families. One we hope to settle in eastern rural ontario. The other family needs to be resettled in proximity to a medical school so that the son can continue his medical training.
Sponsorship is a remarkable and rewarding journey. If you and four friends want to become a group of five we can share our experience with you.
Looking forward to hearing from you if you would like to help.

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Syrian FamiliesThe Al Jasem family enjoying the ‘spring’ County weather. The father of the family, Abdel Malek who is pictured here with other family members, sends this brief message on behalf of all their families:

“We would like to thank all of the people who have helped our family. We are happy to be here and look forward to getting to know the community. The children are very excited to go to school.”