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HEADLINEHow Syrian refugees are helping shape Canadian cuisine
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CBC News
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Jan 12, 2020
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Until recently, Syrian food was hard to come by in Toronto. But that's starting to change, thanks to the recent influx of more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada — including around 11,000 in Toronto, where Syrian cuisine is beginning to take root. >> Catering, Food preparation and service, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEthical fashion? These women offer a new pattern.
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Christian Science Monitor
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Jan 08, 2020
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Some critics voice concerns they never act on. When Hoda Katebi couldn’t find the kind of fashion company she wanted to do business with, she created it herself - an immigrant and refugee-run fashion production cooperative on Chicago’s North Side, called Blue Tin Production. How is her vision of a humane workplace playing out? >> Fashion. Sewing; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEEntrepreneurship group offers a boost to newcomers from China launching businesses in Canada
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Globe & Mail
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Jan 05, 2020
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Toronto-based WeWorkingWomen, a group of Chinese entrepreneurs and businesspeople fills an education gap for Chinese newcomers and has built a community of like-minded women who can reach out to each other for support. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEFoodora couriers subject to ‘strike log,’ GPS tracking and misconduct inquiries, labour board documents claim
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Toronto Star
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Jan 03, 2020
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In a precedent-setting labour board battle over the future of the gig economy, food delivery giant Foodora is arguing its couriers are independent contractors, a category of worker that cannot unionize and is defined by freedom and flexibility on the job. >> Driving-local delivery; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEFrom Aleppo to Quebec City: Syrian refugees’ kitchen co-op makes a home in provincial capital
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CBC
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Dec 24, 2019
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Women at Aliments Ensemble cook up Syrian treats, learning French and job skills while they're at it. >> Food preparation and service; Basic skills with English; Entrepreneurship; Training with newcomer focus; Women

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CTV
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Dec 15, 2019
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Syrian newcomers celebrate first anniversary of restaurant they opened in Edmonton in Dec, 2018. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEA Kid In A Refugee Camp Thought Video Games Fell From Heaven. Now He Makes Them.
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NPR
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Dec 11, 2019
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A refugee newcomer from South Sudan, now living in Washington, DC, is garnering international recognition from Facebook and the global gaming community for an innovative video game that brings players into the life of a refugee. >> IT (Information technology); Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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Dec 11, 2019
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A Syrian refugee who came to Winnipeg 7 years ago, now runs his own renovation company, where he employs refugees. He was honoured for his economic contributions in the city. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEFrom Syrian refugee to St. Catharines entrepreneur
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Niagara This Week.com
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Dec 04, 2019
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A Syrian couple who came to Victoria, B.C., as refugees in 2016 have, with the help of new Canadian friends, opened a new business supplying a local grocery store with Syrian food. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINENew citizen Tareq Hadhad has ambitious plans for his Peace by Chocolate
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The Chronicle Herald
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Dec 04, 2019
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The Syrian refugee newcomer who founded Peace By Chocolate has great ambitions for the company. With their products already across Canada he wants to enter the American market. He wants to become one of this country's biggest chocolate companies in five years. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship