Syria to the 6: Gala and Silent Auction
I jumped at the chance to get involved in Syria to the Six. As a historian of Canada, I'm very much aware of how this country was built upon immigration and the welcoming of refugees from the beginning, when First Nations people agreed to share the land with European settlers. I am disappointed that the federal government has not acted quickly, as they have done in the past with waves of refugees from Hungary, Uganda, Viet Nam and Bosnia. I'm proud to be part of an organization who is stepping up to make a difference.
Alison Norman is a historian and works in the Ontario Public Service. She earned a PhD from the University of Toronto, and is currently a Research Associate in the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies Program. She is a mother and lives in Davenport/Bloordale.