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Multicultural group ready to help Syrian refugees

In light of the recent arrival of two Syrian refugee families in Greater Sudbury, the Sudbury Multicultural Folk Arts Association said it's willing to help them to adjust to life in Canada.
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Ukrainian dancers with the St. Mary's Dance Troupe performed at the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association's gala fundraiser Saturday. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

In light of the recent arrival of two Syrian refugee families in Greater Sudbury, the Sudbury Multicultural Folk Arts Association said it's willing to help them to adjust to life in Canada.

The association said it serves immigrants and newcomers in our community.

Its mandate is to provide information and assistance to newcomers as they go through their day to day settlement challenges including new information orientation, information on accessing housing, employment referrals, information on education, medical services, translation and interpretation services (French, Chinese, Hispanic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, etc), workshops and group sessions. Language classes – French and English are also available for newcomers.

It also refers to other community services that help newcomers, and is involved in social activities and a variety of well established ethnic events.

In a press release, the association said it “would like to extend a very hearty welcome to newcomers and immigrants who have chosen our community and those who have recently arrived from Syria.

“We are looking forward to welcoming others who will be arriving in the near future and our board and delegate groups will continue to work with different sponsors and agencies assisting newcomers with settlements.” 




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