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NPR
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Jun 23, 2019
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Professional chefs in Washington, D.C., were paired with refugee and asylum-seeker chefs this past week so that the refugees could give guests a taste of their home countries through food. >> Restaurant

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Chatelaine
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May 24, 2019
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Husam and Shihnaz fell in love in Syria 36 years ago. Fast-forward to now—three kids and one family restaurant later—they aim to share their love of food and Syrian culture with Toronto, one manaeesh at a time. >> Restaurant; 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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The Chronicle Herald
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May 13, 2019
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Less than four years after coming to Halifax as a refugee, Mohammad Al Habash is running a pizza restaurant. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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Toronto Star
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May 09, 2019
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Seven teams of Syrian refugee entrepreneurs were given a chance to pitch their proposals to investors through a joint pilot program by Toronto-based Refugee Career Jumpstart Project and Angel Investors Ontario, which aims to help them turn their dreams into reality. >> IT (Information technology); Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINERefugee’s path to ‘dream’ food-truck business highlights challenges newcomers face in job market
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CBC
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Apr 16, 2019
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A Syrian refugee newcommer in Victoria, BC, has started a food truck, Kebab Me Crazy, after struggling to find employment since arriving in Canada in 2016. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINECulture Kitchen offers newcomers to Thunder Bay ‘great and nice opportunity’ to learn, belong
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CBC
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Apr 02, 2019
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A unique cooking program, run by Roots to Harvest, is helping a group of women, most of whom fled Syria, adapt to their new life in Thunder Bay. >> Catering; Restaurant; Women

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Toronto Star
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Feb 26, 2019
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In our new series How To Open A Restaurant In Toronto we'll look at the hurdles — some obvious, some not — wanna-be restaurateurs face. This first instalment looks at coming up with an initial concept, the people that can help fine-tune the idea and one restaurant that took a different route. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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CTV
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Feb 17, 2019
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This restaurant in St. Laurent, QC, which serves up Syrian food, is owned by Samer Kassis, who came to Canada in 2013 to escape the violence in his country. He's now helping those who were in his shoes: the majority of his staff are Syrian refugees. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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Jan 05, 2019
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A downtown restaurant is doing much more than serving food — they're also providing opportunities for those who might have a tough time finding work. >> Restaurant