Creative Writing and Blogging at WoodGreen, 2017!

publication1.jpgBack by popular demand is the Creative Writing and Blogging program, organized by WoodGreen’s Community Connections Team. Over the course of 4 weeks, participants gathered to learn about, and practice their creative writing skills. The end goal was to develop blog posts, which they have been kind enough to share with us 🙂 For your reading pleasure, I would like to share with you a participant’s contribution to the Creative Writing and Blogging program. Enjoy!  Continue reading

What it means to be a permanent resident in a country for the first time in my life.

Amr

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful person, who was kind enough to share with me his story of how he arrived in Canada. As a sponsored refugee, he first wrote about his experience on the Ripple Refugee Project blog. I am very pleased to share that same blog post with you. Enjoy!

-Valerie

Amr Al-Faham, his wife Rasha and their 5-months old son Kareem arrived in Toronto from Turkey on December 6, 2016 – the second family sponsored by the Ripple Refugee Project. He describes what it means for him to be a permanent resident in a country for the first time in his life. Continue reading