Thought Pieces

Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Refugee

Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Refugee

Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Refugee Islamic State aggressors have decapitated and eviscerated many ladies and kids in terrible assaults on Syrian towns which have left 52 individuals dead. Imagine for a second that you have family in a country we all see as safe...
Why We Remember

Why We Remember

Why We Remember The AfD (Alternative for Germany) started in 2013 as a eurosceptic party, opposed to the single currency, but has shifted further to the right, gaining success in state parliaments over the past year through its anti-immigrant rhetoric amid the influx...
Active Citizen Social Enterprise Summit 2017

Active Citizen Social Enterprise Summit 2017

Active Citizens Social Enterprise Summit  Representing WelcomeHomeTO, I was invited to be 1 of 15 youth, who traveled to Ottawa to attend the Active Citizen Social Enterprise Summit (ACSE) held on Parliament Hill. I had attended the ACSE training in Montreal during...

No New Money: A Call for Civic Action

At the recent Canadian Council for Refugees Refugees Welcome Here: Awareness, Advocacy and Action consultation, the Canadian government made it clear – there is no new money for refugee sponsorship and settlement efforts. If any money is allocated to new...

Masjid Toronto

    Yesterday I attended prayer services at Masjid Mosque in downtown Toronto.  I was there at the invitation of a friend of mine, a newcomer who came to Canada from the Middle East as a refugee. The inspiration for this visit was a chat about Ramadan and...
St. Stephen Church

St. Stephen Church

There’s a big crowd waiting at St. Stephen’s door when I arrive. Before long, the crowd has morphed into a line-up that stretches to the end of the block and around the corner. Most of the people who have come out are private sponsors of Syrian refugees; chatter in...