13 Years.

Through tears, she told me she lost everything. In 2007, she came to Canada from Egypt with her abusive husband. She was a prisoner in her own home; she was not allowed to work, learn English, or leave the house without his permission. She only served him and her children. He was ruthless, the epitome … More 13 Years.

NZF is Hiring!

The National Zakat Foundation is looking to hire a passionate, caring and organized Arabic speaking case worker to assist primarily with refugee applicants. Requirements/Details about the position: Must be able to work in Central NZF Office (Mississauga) Must be fluent in Arabic and English. Other languages are an asset. Between 20 – 30 hours a … More NZF is Hiring!

Electricity Bills, Credit Card Bills, and Therapy Bills

A refugee family, where the mother is the only provider and caregiver for her two sons with medical conditions. As Durra awaits her husband’s approval to the country, she’s struggling and on the verge of a breakdown. Her only source of income is what government programs assist her with. Her immediate struggle is having to … More Electricity Bills, Credit Card Bills, and Therapy Bills

Nowhere to Go

An elderly Iraqi man lives alone with his wife at their neighbour’s home. Alif has no refugee status and his foot condition requires medical care, both of which prevent him from working. As of September 12, 2014, they were evicted from their home because they couldn’t keep up with their rent. Alif’s health got worse … More Nowhere to Go