Stitching together the Canadian dream: Syrian refugee starts upholstery store in Ottawa

Aug 9

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Wael Aun’s father died when he was 17. The teenager left his village in the south of Syria for Kuwait, where an uncle taught him the fine trade of upholstering furniture. “I leave school because my family needed the money,” Aun says. It’s a trade that sustained Aun and his family for 25 years as he roamed in search of work and to escape the war that had torn apart his homeland.

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