A Long Journey

After much behind-the-scenes advocating and bureaucratic international red tape, we are happy to finally be able to welcome and announce the arrival of a gay refugee from Iran. We will respect his privacy by being careful not to reveal any information that may be sensitive and identifying, but what we can report is that he is happy to get a chance to start his life over in Canada and will be starting English classes soon.

If you are interested in helping with the re-settlement process, please contact us atrainbowrefugee.ns@gmail.com We actively solicit volunteers who are able to help with ESL tutoring, mentoring, and providing basic orientation and maritime hospitality – whether that’s exploring the mall, the best Canadian food in Halifax, or where you can get the best deals on groceries.

Posted on June 12, 2015 .