On Thursday May 2nd. Women from the settlement team held a Mother’s Day celebration for the Syrian/Arabic clients at AHC.

Mother’s Day is an important holiday everywhere. We wanted to do something special to honour mothers and their families who will be celebrating their Mother’s Day in Canada and for those who still remain in war-torn areas.

“The Treaty 6 acknowledgment was presented by Freda, who welcomed everyone to this territory. Treaty 6 encompasses the traditional territories of numerous western Canadian First Nations as well as the Meìtis people who have called this area home since time immemorial. This support has been a fun-filled and sentimental event for everyone. Many of the Newcomer women are without their own mothers. We wanted to make it our mission to show that we care about them and their mothers or mother figures that they left behind to assuage the pain of living apart from them. Every day, moms around the world inspire their daughters to become strong women. Together, these role models are an unstoppable force forging opportunity for the next generation, whether by leading by example or empowering them with education. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all the individuals that supported us directly or indirectly with donations or assistance. Their names are clearly shown on the slide show.” – Rola Chehayeb, Case Settlement Supervisor

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