Canada Refugee families sponsored by small town in Newfoundland have moved to Ontario

21:01  04 july  2018
21:01  04 july  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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Clarkston, a small town in Georgia, has received over 40,000 refugees over the past 25 years. Isam and the chocolate factory: Syrian refugees relaunch family business in Canada. But older opponents of refugees have moved on or passed away, and have been replaced by younger liberals.

Talika Morjan arrived in the small town in June 2016 from a refugee camp in Lebanon. Syrian refugee family sponsored by Lewisporte group desperate for help. Read more articles from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.

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LEWISPORTE, N.L. — The small Newfoundland town of Lewisporte has said goodbye to the second of two refugee families sponsored by the community.

Both families moved to Windsor, Ont., in search of better job security, proximity to family and friends, and a larger community of Arabic speakers.

In 2015, community members in Lewisporte banded together to sponsor one family from Iraq and one from Syria through the blended visa office-referred program, holding fundraisers and taking donations to bring them to Canada.

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Community efforts in central Newfoundland's small towns have brought several refugees families to the area since 2015, with the town of Gander bringing five families so far, but the province has the lowest refugee retention rate in the country.

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Meet the grandmother who led the charge to sponsor a family of refugees . No longer wanting to feel helpless, she and a few other people held a meeting in the Pembrokeshire town of Narberth to discuss what they could do.

The family is trying to figure out if the children should move back to the United States. The raids showed how dependent the small town ’s economy was on immigrant workers. New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Newfoundland Newfoundland -Labrador North Carolina North Dakota

Kerri Neil, who co-authored a report out of Memorial University looking at best practices to integrate refugees and encourage them to stay in the province, says refugees moving out of small communities are motivated by many of the same economic factors as other Newfoundlanders.

The Lewisporte Refugee Outreach Committee has officially dissolved, but committee member Carolyn Parsons says it may be easier for newcomers to intergate in the future with the province's investment in four satellite resettlement centres for new Canadians that opened in rural areas over the past year.

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