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Newcomers helping newcomers: Canada's first Syrian community centre opens its doors

Jun 14

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When Ghaiyath and Nagham Alsouki first arrived in Canada, they had no idea that in less than a year's time, they would be extending their hands to help even newer newcomers. But in the span of just months, the two started helping out with the group Syrian Active Volunteers Canada, a non-governmental organization aimed at resettling refugees. And now, they're among those opening the doors of what's being dubbed Canada's first Syrian community centre, in Mississauga, Ont.

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