Syrian Refugees News

Moms 4 Refugees has started a fundraising campaign to sponsor siblings Wafic and Heba, left, and reunite them with their family in Saskatoon, right.

Community group trying to reunite Syrian family in Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 16, 2017 - 4:43pm Updated: February 16, 2017 - 4:51pm

Imagine escaping war for safety, then having your family scattered around the world.

That's the reality Syrian refugee Doha Kharsa lives with every day.

"We feel...

Raed Jamous and his five children were one of the many Syrian refugee families to come to Canada, they arrived in Saskatoon on Jan. 15, 2016.

One year later: a Syrian refugee in Saskatoon

By JT Marshall December 10, 2016 - 4:38pm Updated: December 12, 2016 - 9:58am

The first group of 163 Syrian refugees arrived in Canada on Dec. 10, 2016. They were welcomed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Syrian refugees Jehad Aasar and Najwa Assar in their home with sponsor Christine McDougall on Sept. 23, 2016. The couple has now lived in Canada for nine months and has fallen in love with Saskatoon.

Syrian family has fallen in love with Saskatoon

By JT Marshall September 24, 2016 - 12:07pm Updated: September 24, 2016 - 12:07pm

Jehad and Najwa Aasar have been in Canada for nine months now and are loving it.   "I love the people of Saskatoon," Jehad said. "Everyone has been so welcoming."


University of Regina summer camp offers opportunities for refugee kids.

University of Regina camp for refugees splits boys and girls for swimming

By Sarah Mills August 2, 2016 - 6:33am Updated: August 2, 2016 - 7:22am

The University of Regina is offering Syrian refugee children the chance to enjoy the Canadian experience of summer camp, with a few changes to accommodate religion.


Comic created by Regina elementary students tells story of Syrian refugee family.

Regina students produce comic book about Syrian refugees

By Michael Joel-Hansen June 20, 2016 - 6:24pm Updated: June 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

Students at Lakeview Elementary School in Regina have produced their own comic book. 

 The project was a joint effort between two classes: a Grade 2/3 class and a Grade...

File photo of library at Douglas Park School in Regina.

Regina schools face funding crunch with 660 more students this year

By Adriana Christianson March 23, 2016 - 4:32pm Updated: March 23, 2016 - 4:45pm

Regina Public Schools (RPS) have gained almost an entire school’s worth of students this year, but funding from the province is still based on enrollment numbers from last year...

Classroom at McVeety School in Regina during media announcement about EAL support.

Regina Public School teachers call for more support for Syrian refugees

By Adriana Christianson March 21, 2016 - 4:51pm Updated: March 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

Teachers at Regina Public Schools are asking for help to deal with the overwhelming needs of an influx of new Syrian refugee students.

Jeff Perry is the president of the...

Hany Al Moliya at an event at Winston Knoll Collegiate, Mar 19 2016

Syrian refugee uses photos to share his experience with Regina teens

By Adriana Christianson March 19, 2016 - 9:24am Updated: March 19, 2016 - 9:30am

A young Syrian refugee in Regina is offering teenagers a chance to see and understand his experience through his passion for photography.

Hany Al Moliya was happy when...

Raed Hadad's Petra Market offers Middle Eastern foods which help refugees feel more at home.

Market helps Syrian refugees find comforts of home

By Lasia Kretzel March 2, 2016 - 4:02pm Updated: March 2, 2016 - 4:02pm

Saskatoon's new Syrian refugees are finding a little taste of home at a local specialty market.

Petra Market has more than 2,000 items lining the shelves of their small...

Syrian refugees are welcomed at the Saskatoon airport in December 2015.

Refugee resettlement program sees 1,094 Syrians arrive in Saskatchewan

By Courtney Markewich March 2, 2016 - 6:29am Updated: March 2, 2016 - 6:30am

The last of the 25,000 Syrians the Liberal government committed to welcoming in its refugee resettlement program arrived in Canada on the weekend. Now, Saskatchewan has a tally...

First nations and refugees gather for Indigenous welcoming event at Evraz Place.

First nations and Syrian refugees meet at welcoming event

By Brant Hilton February 27, 2016 - 2:38pm Updated: February 27, 2016 - 2:45pm

Regina's newest citizens were given the chance to meet one of Canada's oldest group of people at an event designed to share culture and beliefs.

First Nations and Syrian...

A round dance took place to welcome Syrian refugees in Prince Albert.

Warm welcome for Syrian refugees by P.A. indigenous groups

By Spencer Sterritt February 23, 2016 - 7:47am Updated: February 23, 2016 - 8:00am

Syrian refugees who recently arrived in Prince Albert received a warm welcome to their new home on Monday.

St. Albans Cathedral Hall was packed with refugees and...