Media Stories

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HEADLINEFrom a Stall in San Diego, a Somali Tailor Weaves a New Life
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New York Times
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Nov 30, 2019
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Ali Awow fled civil war at home and spent a year in a refugee camp in Kenya before making his way to Southern California. Now he is running a custom clothing shop. >> Retail; Entrepreneurship

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
HEADLINEOn Canada Day, a Syrian refugee says ‘thank you’ to his new country
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Waterloo Region Record
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Jul 01, 2019
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Alaa Nafisa and his family came to Canada four years ago as Syrian refugees. They learned English and worked hard. Then, six months ago, they started a restaurant in Waterloo, called Naranj. >> Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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Toronto Star
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Jun 25, 2019
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The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer starting his own ice cream store in Nova Scotia. >> Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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CTV Montreal
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Jun 05, 2019
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A Montreal catering company that employs Syrian refugee women has expanded. >> Catering; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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CTV
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May 22, 2019
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It hasn't been easy, and Syrian newcomers are forced to overcome serious language and employment barriers, but early fears about how thousands of new families would cope were misplaced. >> Food processing and production; Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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UNHCR
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May 22, 2019
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A short video about a Syrian refugee newcomer, who opened a store, Our Sock Shoppe, with the support of entrepreneur and private sponsor, Jim Estill, in Guelph. >> Retail; 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