Welcome to the Syrian Canadian Foundation

SCF aims to empower newcomers and people of diverse backgrounds while promoting cross cultural exchanges within Canadian society.

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SCF runs client centred, culturally customized, accessible programming for refugees and newcomers of diverse backgrounds.

Flash Forward Photovoice

Check out beautiful photos from the “The Meaning of Home” exhibit by refugee youth in the GTA.

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Watch the livestream from “A New Home in Canada”, our Five Year Anniversary and celebrate with us!

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SCF serves diverse newcomer and refugee communities with the support of dedicated staff and passionate volunteers. We predominantly work to support refugee women, children, youth, and seniors. 

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SCF on CBC Radio! 🤩Niza Lyapa Nondo, an Associate Producer from CBC Radio One - The Current - covered Engag3D, our VR and AI research program.The segment features the research aspect of our program as well as interviews with some of our students who talk about their stories and experiences in VR classrooms.Go to the link to listen to the whole segment: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/15951406-using-virtual-reality-help-newcomers-learn-english-second#scf #syriancanadianfoundation #cbc #thecurrent #engag3d #interview #radio #vr #virtualreality #artificialintelligence #educationmatters #languagelearning #learningenglish #integration #newcomers #canada

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We are reaching the end of the first cohort from our Martial Arts for Youth program! 🥊It's a privilege to be part of these boys' journey as they grow more robust and confident session after session. ❤️Thank you Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Sport Canada for making this project possible!🙏🏻Thank you Coach Zubair for all your passion and hard work.✨Thank you Laidlaw Foundation for partnering with us on this amazing program. 🥰#scf #syriancanadianfoundation #martialarts #martialartsforyouth #muaythai #kickboxing #youth #boxing #strength #endurance #newcomers #toronto #community #canada

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We are excited to launch the HER Startup 2022-2023 Mentorship Program! 👏🏼We are actively looking for potential mentors for the HER Startup Mentor experience.This is an opportunity for participants to work 1:1 with a mentor with expertise in their industry. It's an invaluable opportunity for our business participants to get direct support from someone who is committed to helping them launch and run their business and can help them expand their network and access resources.If you or someone you know might be a good fit, sign-up here: www.her-startup.ca/mentorship/#herstartup #Startup #startupcanada #refugeeentrepreneurs #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #leadership #scf #syriancanadianfoundation #mentorship #mentor #refugees #refugeewomen #empowerment

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