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HEADLINENon-profit social enterprise taps into culinary knowledge of new Canadians
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CBC
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Feb 17, 2018
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EthniCity catering, a non-profit social enterprise run by Calgary's Centre for Newcomers, taps into the culinary knowledge of new Canadians, turning their cooking skills into a business, while helping prepare them to work in the food and hospitality industry. >> Catering; Caterer; Entrepreneurship

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The New York Times
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Jan 12, 2018
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This already diverse city has welcomed thousands of Syrians and their cooking, supporting a small boom in food businesses. >> Catering; Food processing and production; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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Saveur
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Nov 29, 2017
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Tayybeh, a Canadian pop-up and catering project powered by immigrants, sells out 150-seat meals in hours. >> Catering; Women

HEADLINERefugees boost Altona economy (Winnipeg Free Press, November 3/17).
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Winnipeg Free Press
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Nov 03, 2017
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While nurturing newcomers from faraway places, Altona, Manitoba is reaping the benefits as they stimulate the local economy — and their palate. >> Catering; Women

HEADLINESyrian refugee women are building a hot new catering company (Chatelaine, Aug 18/17).
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Chatelaine
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Aug 18, 2017
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These three women — new to Canada this spring — are set to open a community-funded catering company called Karam Kitchen. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

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Globe and Mail
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Apr 25, 2017
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Across Canada, Syrian newcomers-turned-business owners are finding their footing. Some entrepreneurs have opened storefront businesses, while others continue to build them out of their basements or local markets. >> Catering; Caterer

HEADLINERefugee women bring tastes of Syria to Canada’s tables (NewsDeeply, May 19/17).
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News Deeply
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Mar 19, 2017
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Syrian refugee women in Ontario have launched their own successful catering business, Karam Kitchen. It helps them not only to support their families financially, but also to improve their English and meet more people in their new home. >> Catering; Women

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Canada’s National Observer
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Mar 01, 2017
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Women refugees risk isolation in their new countries, but some are finding their feet through catering and hosting dinner events. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

HEADLINESyrian refugee family hosts community dinner in celebration of one year in Meaford (The Meaford Independent, Feb 22/17).
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The Meaford Independent
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Feb 22, 2017
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A Syrian refugee mewcomer, a welder by trade, is also working on earning his certification to work in his profession here in Canada. Meanwhile, he and his wife marked the date of their arrival in Meaford, Ontario, by serving up a traditional dinner to approximately 80 people at the Anglican Church on Sunday evening. For the last seven months, they have been operating a growing catering business, Raj-Han Catering, serving traditional Syrian dishes. >> Catering

HEADLINERita Khanchet Kallas: Syrian refugee, entrepreneur (Calgary Herald, Jan 3/17).
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Calgary Herald
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Jan 03, 2017
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Health and civic officials and the Syrian Refugee Support Group Calgary helped Kallas — a broadcast engineer in her homeland — open her catering business, Syrian Cuisine Made with Love.As the first Syrian refugee to receive a business licence in the city, her small operation represents financial independence — and a valentine to her new country. >> Catering; Women