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Supporting newcomers and their sponsors

"We'll remember this day for the rest of our lives. And they probably will too," says Laura Reed, Manager of Children's and Teen Services at Kitchener Public Library. Laura is surrounded by three dozen children - playing games, building structures, crafting, and eagerly trying to chat with all the library staff. Last week, we welcomed… Continue reading Supporting newcomers and their sponsors

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Waterloo Region welcomes refugees

It's in the news every day. You've been talking about it with family, friends, and neighbours. The refugee crisis has been the topic of conversation for months now, and the Canadian government has revealed details of its plan for 25,000 Syrians to be settled in Canada by the end of February, 2016. People and organizations… Continue reading Waterloo Region welcomes refugees