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Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian conflict has resulted in the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. It's been five years since the onset of the civil war in Syria and there is no end in sight. Today, there are four million Syrians who have been forced to leave their country, and it continues to grow (The UN Refugee Agency). SAISIA is taking action through the Saskatchewan Cares campaign.

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The SaskCares campaign aims to:

  • Educate and mobilize the people of Saskatchewan
  • Provide a central coordinating point for the various efforts across Saskatchewan
  • Direct Saskatchewan people to local organizations they could contribute their time, money, and influence to support refugees as they continue to make Saskatchewan their home.
For a list of agencies that provide services for refugees, and those sponsoring refugees
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Did you know?

  • World Refugee Crisis
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is reporting that in 2015 there are close to 60 million displaced persons worldwide compared to 51.2 million a year ago and 37.5 million a decade ago.
  • Categories of refugees
    There are two (2) types of refugees in Canada:
    Refugees who seek protection in Canada or at Canada's borders.
    Refugees who are resettled from abroad.
  • Canada's Role and Commitment
    As a signatory to the UNHCR Convention and Protocol on protection of refugees, the Canadian government has an obligation to resettle a significant number of persons seeking refuge from their home countries due to reasons such as war...

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About SaskCares?


What is SaskCares?

The Saskatchewan Cares campaign is a Provincial initiative across the settlement sector and government agencies inspired initially by the Federal Government Syrian Refugee Project. However, Newcomer (re)settlement services are not new to Saskatchewan, and refugees arrive from several countries, including but not limited to Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan. The Syrian civil war, and Canada’s efforts to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, inspired many Canadians to provide safe haven to those in dire need.

Saskatchewan Cares partnership is taking action through its campaign to reach all part of civil society including academics, faith groups, international development agencies, refugee serving organizations, refugee advocacy groups, community-based organizations, and every-day citizens on how they can be involved and engaged!

With every new arrival, Canada gains more than it gives. SaskCares encourages Saskatchewan people to support this cause with their energy, time, and talent. Let us demonstrate that Saskatchewan people care by contributing locally and donating to or sponsoring settlement programs at one of the organizations making a difference here in Saskatchewan!

Vision & Mission

Vision: To foster collaboration and partnership toward building welcoming communities across Saskatchewan.

Mission: To provide a central platform for coordinating and mobilizing local efforts in support of Canada’s commitment to resettle refugees in Saskatchewan.

 

 

Core Values

Despite the deprivation, there is a place for happiness! Declarations and good intentions do not feed the starving and they do not shelter refugees.

Collaboration: To coordinate collaborative partnerships with agencies, as well as provincial stakeholders, leveraging its collective strength to ensure beneficial settlement processes are made for the newcomers to Saskatchewan.

Respect and Dignity: To promote, respect and value human dignity, and encourage decisions and actions that reflect ethical behavior, diligence, honesty and compassion as we support each other to achieve our goals and outcomes.

Empowerment: Providing tools and resources to encourage refugee full participation in all aspects of the society in order that they recognize themselves as valued, supported and contributing members of Saskatchewan.

 

Campaign Contact

  • 100 - 307 Ontario Avenue Saskatoon, SKS7K 1S3
  • 306-986-1341
  • 306-986-1340
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Campaign Committee
 
- Lori Steward – Global Gathering Place, Saskatoon
- Dalise Hector – Moose Jaw Multicultural Council
- April Sora – City of Saskatoon
- Angela Daigneault – Newcomer Information Centre, Saskatoon
- Judy Shum – United Way Saskatoon and Area
- Christine Zyla – Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
- Dana Krushel – MCC Saskatchewan
- Julie Fleming Juarez – Saskatoon Open Door Society
- Ashley McLean – YWCA – Prince Albert
- Michelle Barnes – Regina Open Door Society
- Anthony Olusola – Project Coordinator, SAISIA
- Bob Cram - Acting Director of SAISIA

CCR online workshop

The Canadian Council for Refugees CCR is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 2 – 3 pm (Eastern Time).  TOPIC - Excluded Family Members: Understanding the problem, finding solutions.

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