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Dec. 05, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Syrian Refugees, One Year On

Newcomer Serving and Private Sponsorship Organizations Thank Canadians for Welcoming Syrians

Alberta, Canada – December 05, 2016: One year after Syrians began to arrive in Canada as part of a major resettlement movement, newcomer-serving and private sponsorship organizations take the opportunity to salute and thank the countless Canadians who individually and collectively contributed to sponsoring and welcoming refugees.

A French version of the release is available here.

Nepna-cover-2w research report on refugee resettlement

Following one of the largest resettlements of refugees in Canadian history, AAISA has published a new report regarding the capacity of Alberta’s immigration sector to meet the current and future needs of refugees.

The study cataloged more than 1,400 programs and services in both urban and rural municipalities that serve the basic needs of refugees, such as language and employment.

The report, entitled Improving Refugee Resettlement in Alberta, finds the existing capacity of the province’s immigration sector is strong. It also reveals how immigrant-serving agencies can improve the refugee resettlement experience in Alberta.

Read the full report here.