Media Stories

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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

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

HEADLINESyrian Family Expands Middle Eastern Grocery And Clothing Business In Moncton And Saint John
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Huddle
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Jul 26, 2019
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When Feras Al-Motaweh arrived in Moncton as a refugee from Syria in January 2016 with his wife and five children, they found that the options for Middle Eastern food and clothing in New Brunswick were limited. So they opened the Rabih Store to fill that gap. >> Food preparation and service; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian butcher delivers the taste of success in his Halifax shop
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The Chronicle Herald
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Jul 15, 2019
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For some people, the more challenging circumstances they face, the more success they achieve. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINENo work experience? No problem: Small-town bakery teaches people with employment barriers
HEADLINECooking Up Opportunity – Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough
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Cities of Migration
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May 02, 2019
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In eastern Ontario, the Peterborough Newcomer Kitchen has also provided recent refugee arrivals from Syria and immigrant women with an opportunity to settle in and socialize while building entrepreneurial skills and the experience they need to contribute to the economic well-being of their families and new community. >> Catering; Caterer; Food preparation and service; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINENew market builds new life for Syrian family of refugees in Victoria
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Victoria Times Colonist
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Mar 31, 2019
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A Syrian refugee family who arrived in 2016, opened Damascus Food Market in Victoria, BC in March, 2019. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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MEDIA
CTV
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Jan 27, 2019
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From CTV Northern Ontario's Alana Everson: A family that escaped war-torn Syria opens a new business in Sudbury. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINECircle of Giving Among Syrian Refugees Helps Launch New Halal Shop
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CBC
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Aug 13, 2018
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Skills from newcomers needing Canadian work experience help a fledgling Syrian grocery store in Halifax (Syrian Meat Shop). >> Food preparation and service; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEMock Interviews by Cinnzeo Bakeries a Way to Support Newcomers and Source Talent  (Jun. 28/18, Hire Immigrants) (About a bakery in Calgary, AB.)
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Hire Immigrants
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Jun 28, 2018
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The Calgary-based retailer of cinnamon buns meets directly with job candidates through volunteerism, an approach that supports job seekers and the company's recruitment needs. >> Food preparation and service; Restaurant; Retail; Job search