June 19, 2017
By Janice Biehn
I was a stranger and you welcomed me
By Suzanne Rumsey, Public Engagement Program Coordinator
In September 2015, three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi’s tiny lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach. The photo was a turning point in the years-long struggle of refugees escaping the civil war in Syria. In the months following, Canada opened its door and Canadians followed suit, preparing to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees. More than 40,000 refugees, both government-assisted and privately sponsored, have since arrived, seeking to call Canada home.
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