Media Stories

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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

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

HEADLINECalgary-based Syrian soap company to open location at West Edmonton Mall
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CTV
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Nov 27, 2019
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The owner of a company that crafts soap using techniques perfected hundreds of years ago in Syria is expanding his business to Edmonton this week. >> Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship

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CIC News
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Nov 08, 2019
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BDC study shows more immigrants are starting businesses in Canada. >> Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in U.S
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CTV
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Nov 02, 2019
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An inspiring story about a restaurant started by a Syrian newcomer in New York City, that could just as easily have taken place in Toronto or elsewhere in Canada. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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UNHCR
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Nov 01, 2019
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Are Refugees Good for Canada? A Look at Canadian Refugee Integration, with statistics on unemployment; income; paying taxes; skill levels; and entrepreneurship. (The answer, of course, is “Yes”!).

HEADLINELondon agency showcases immigrant entrepreneurs in new campaign
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The London Free Press
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Oct 15, 2019
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Kay Habib, an interior designer and owner of Skilled Accents in London, Ontario, an immigrant herself from Pakistan, started her own an interior design business. In 2018, she began rescuing discontinued fabric samples and swatches to manufacture decorative pillows. Her company now has a showroom in northwest London and employs nine Syrian and Iraqi refugee women. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Toronto Star
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Oct 10, 2019
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We do not wish to set a tragic example for future immigrants and refugee business owners as a business that gaved in to hate. We want to foster hope in the face of intimidation and hostility.' >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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CTV News
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Oct 09, 2019
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The CEO of Paramount Fine Foods is offering to help the owners of a popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto reopen after they permanently closed because of death threats their family and staff received. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian family closes restaurant, confirms son was target of death threats after political protest
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Toronto Star
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Oct 08, 2019
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We could not put our family members, staff and patrons in danger,' family says in announcing closure of Soufi's, a Queen Street West eatery. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship