Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
1 Dunlop Street West
Barrie ON L4N 1A1
In response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Canadian government in 2015 created a unique opportunity for Canadian citizens to privately sponsor Syrian refugees. The need was great. Churches, service groups and private citizens in our own community responded immediately.
Today, there is a thriving community of those families from Syria in our schools, in our neighbourhoods, in our places of business. Their lives have changed, certainly, but they have also changed and enriched our lives. Their stories are remarkable and diverse, and we need to hear them.
On Monday, November 29, Illuminating Conversations will be hosting a small panel with members of that Syrian community, and their sponsors, to talk about their experiences and challenges, and, perhaps, to help us understand just a bit better.