Emerging writer in the GTA? Get a mentor

Are you a new writer in the GTA who could use a mentor? Diaspora Dialogues invites submissions from emerging writers who want to be matched up with mentor writers. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2018, and mentorships will begin in January 2019 and run for six months. Diaspora Dialogues is “an organization that supports […]

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Syrian refugee helps others get a jumpstart in Canada

Mustafa Alio is a co-founder of Refugee Career Jumpstart Project in Toronto, Canada Syrian-born Mustafa Alio has always followed his convictions. His friends thought the 23-year-old was crazy when he decided to leave his home country in 2007. He was the district manager for Syria’s largest telecommunications company, Syriatel, owned a dream apartment and drove a […]

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Helping newcomers at the Furniture Bank

Meet Iranian-born Haydeh Mohebbi, who helps newcomers fill their homes from Toronto’s Furniture Bank When she came to Canada from Iran in 2003, Haydeh Mohebbi found herself in the situation many newcomers face. She was confronted with a monumental task: rebuilding her life from scratch. Arriving with her two daughters, and followed five months later by […]

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