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The SAFE AGM 2023 provided us with an opportunity to thank Steering Committee Members Lucille Harper, Peter Wade, Marla Gaudet, Mary Ballard, Alaa Hadhad and Osama Sulaiman for the incredible work that they have done over the years to support Syrian families arriving in Antigonish. They have all played such important roles in welcoming families and helping them settle. We are grateful for their energy, dedication, and passion and that they will continue to support the work of SAFE as volunteers.
We also welcomed four new Steering Committee members: Karen Fish, Eric Renaud, Mike Nearing and Anuj Jain. We are so happy that this talented and experienced group of volunteers has joined us to continue SAFE's mission to bring families to a life of peace and safety.
It's that time again! Please join us for the SAFE AGM on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 in the St James United Church Hall (poster attached). We welcome all Members of SAFE, Friends of SAFE and anyone else who might be interested in finding out about the organization and work being done around the sponsorship of refugees in Antigonish.
We are very pleased to have Mr. Burhan Zaheer as the keynote speaker. Listen to his experiences around relocating from Afghanistan to Antigonish.
If you are interested in joining the SAFE Steering Committee, and would like to learn about what this might involve, please contact Jack Beaton at firstname.lastname@example.org before the March 29 meeting.
The all volunteer Syria Antigonish Families Embrace (SAFE) Society Auction is our major annual fundraiser. All proceeds from this online auction go directly to continue to help refugee families who have lost so much. Through the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community we continue to help people rebuild their lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
We live in such a generous and vibrant community. Thank you to all who have helped, donated and supported in other ways.
Check in every few days for new awesome and creative Auction items. Share with family and friends and note that the 2023 Auction closes on March 17.
Questions? Call 902-870-7891
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Stay tuned for more information about our yearly online fundraising auction!
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On June 13, 2018, SAFE welcomed our newest family to Antigonish. We are so excited for them to be here and to assist them as they get settled into our community.
The StFX Class of 2018, with the support of student societies World University Services Canada (WUSC) and StFX for SAFE, has been working towards creating a legacy bursary to help make post-secondary education more affordable for newcomers to Canada. Any person who has claimed refugee status at one point in their life is eligible to apply for the bursary. Majd Al Zhouri speaks on his experience as a refugee and the importance of education in the video below.
We have recently completed a successful silent auction fundraiser! We were able to raise $1,884 toward our current fundraising goal of $60,000. We want to thank all those who were involved, especially our generous auction item donors. We could not have done it without you!
April 4th is Refugee Rights Day, celebrated in Canada by the Canadian Council for Refugees in commemoration of the 1985 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada which found that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the fundamental rights of refugees.