Making Toronto Home

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Toronto Friends of Refugees says
~ Free Community Event ~

MAKING TORONTO HOME
fair + panel + mixer

What is 'home'? What does it mean to belong somewhere? How can we make Toronto more welcoming? On April 8, join us at The 519 Community Centre for an evening about making Toronto home.

Commemorating Refugee Rights Day and the 30th anniversary of the awarding of the Nansen Refugee Medal to the People of Canada, we want to continue the conversation on welcoming refugees to Toronto. Making Toronto Home features a moderated panel discussion with four former refugees who came to Canada after fleeing armed conflict and/or persecution in Eritrea, Iran and Sudan.

We are honoured and excited that Debbie Douglas (Executive Director, OCASI & community activist) will be moderating the discussion and that the following panelists will be sharing their perspectives with us:

• Arsham Parsi, Community Activist
• Azaria Wolday, Settlement Services Manager
• Dr. Kien Le, Vietnamese Association
• Ruth Mathiang, Singer
• Waleed Abdulhamid, Musician & Teacher

We will be joined by local non-profit organizations that offer settlement, mental health and other programs and services for newcomers in the city. Throughout the evening attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the types of services and programs available.

The evening will conclude with a mixer that gives refugee sponsors, newcomers, service providers and other community members a chance to connect and share their experiences.

We hope to see you there!

DATE: April 8, 6 pm - 9 pm
VENUE: Grand Ballroom, 519 Church St., Toronto

For more info, visit tofriendsofrefugees.ca
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By: Toronto Friends of Refugees

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