Issue 11 | January 29, 2021
Dear friends and supporters,
Thank you to all who donated towards our #GiftAWarmWelcome campaign!

As we continue to rely heavily on technology to connect with family and friends a world away or simply across the city, your gift of connectivity and access to technology ensures that our newest neighbours can do the same. Workplaces and schools continue to use technology to conduct business and teach remotely. Your gift of access will ensure our newest neighbours aren't left behind.

Your continued support helps level the playing field for students and those seeking work. Our community is strengthened when we all have access to the tools and support needed.

Missed contributing to #GiftAWarmWelcome? You can donate securely online through our website anytime. 
Coalition of Muslim Women of KW Community Needs Assessment
The Coalition of Muslim Women Kitchener-Waterloo is conducting a survey to determine what programs and services they can offer to support Muslim women in KW.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous. If you take the survey, you have the opportunity to win win 1 of 3 $75 grocery gift cards.

Please help share the survey across your networks!
Celebrating the completion of the Digital Blueprint Program
Last month we completed the Digital Blueprint Program of the Recovery Activation Program (RAP)! This program has helped us adapt to supporting our clients digitally, ensuring that we are using streamline processes supported by technology. Thank you for everyone's hardwork on adapting!

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A new, free cookbook from the UN Refugee Agency Canada is sharing the stories and tastes of people who have re-settled in Canada.

2 Laurier grads reflect on move from Syria to pursue education and dreams
It's never easy to leave home and travel away to school, but it was a particularly difficult decision for Meera Tawil and Bushra Al Jbawi. 

Neil Gaiman crafted a poem 'What You Need to be Warm'

Author Neil Gaiman crafted a poem. Crowdfunding the animated video, this video sheds light on the resiliency and determination of refugees around the world while sharing our common feeling of warmth.
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