Media Stories

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HEADLINEOne in 10 restaurants are now closed forever — and many say the industry will never be the same
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Toronto Star
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Apr 03, 2020
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Long-time workers in the industry say when this is all over, the food service industry will have drastically changed in ways both good and bad. Many restaurants, especially small ones owned by chefs or families, will have closed, impacting their suppliers as well. But workers hope some of the vulnerabilities of their industry will be remedied. >> COVID-19-related; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEFormer Syrian refugee uses tailoring skills to stitch together new life in N.S.
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CTV
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Mar 10, 2020
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Last year, a former Syrian refugee decided to open a tailoring shop at the mall in Bridgewater, N.S. With his tailoring business doing well, his company started growing. >> Fashion; Sewing; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINENew Toronto barber shop marks a fresh beginning for Syrian refugee
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BlogTO
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Feb 24, 2020
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The story of one men's grooming salon in Toronto goes deeper than just the good news of a new business opening. The establishment's owner says he's now living his dream with his eponymous shop which he's opened in what was formerly a hair salon he worked at in Scarborough. >> Hairstyling, Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE‘So lucky that I ended up in Winkler’: New Canadian says community is key to making new life in smaller cities
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CBC
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Feb 04, 2020
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Inspired by the feasts they would serve to visiting friends, a married couple who settled in the small community of Winkler, Manitoba in 2009 and 2011, took the plunge last year and opened their own Filipino restaurant, Cucina Filipinas. The mayor of Winkler, says success stories like theirs were possible because "the acceptance of the immigrant community has been absolutely phenomenal." >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINERegina bakery supplies pitas for all of Saskatchewan — and beyond
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CBC
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Jan 28, 2020
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The story of a newcomer who opened Amado's Pita, a Lebanese restaurant, bakery and grocery store in Regina, in 2005. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINESyrian immigrant hoping to give back to community with new restaurant in London
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Global News
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Jan 24, 2020
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Starting over in a new city is not easy, let alone an entirely new country, but a newcomer from Syria is proving that with a little help and determination, anything is possible. >> Restaurant, Entrepreneurship

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