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Montreal Families

Symposium being held for Syrian refugees

Between November 2015 and February 2016, about 25,000 Syrians have immigrated to Canada. To help with their integration to Montreal, a symposium will be held on Sept. 19.

Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom, with the support of the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation and in partnership with Syrian Kids Foundation and Congregation Dorshei Emet, is hosting a seminar called Syrian Refugee Response; Your Questions Answered. One of the goals is to create empathy and understanding for the life that the Syrian refugees have led and will be leading in Quebec.

The event will feature presentations that will cover issues including the journey from Syria, the Canadian immigration process, adjusting to life in Canada and security concerns. The panel facilitator will be CTV News anchor Mitsumi Takahashi. Among the many keynote speakers, Kathleen Weil, Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness and Ray Boisvert, former Assistant Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service will be attending.

The symposium will take place at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 4100 Sherbrooke St. W. in Westmount from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is FREE. For more information about the event, visit templemontreal.ca

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