Celal Milli was interviewed at the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada classes by Rasha Fahim and Cristian Medina, Immigrant Services Kingston and Area youth settlement workers with Kingston Community Health Centres. Translation of the interview from Arabic to English was provided by Rasha Fahim.
I would first of all like to thank the Canadian government and thank all the employees at ISKA, [Immigrant Services Kingston and Area] and KEYS that helped us. We are very happy and we don’t feel like we need anything more. The kids are in the best schools and ISKA gave us great support in helping the kids settle in their schools. The most important thing is that the future of the kids is secured.
I have only been here in Canada for two months so far, and I feel like the Canadian government and ISKA have provided us with everything we can ever imagine. The refugee relief fund is helping me get the dentures I always dreamed I can get to be able to eat solid foods. Overall, we are all comfortable here and settling well, especially my sons.
Newcomers to Kingston - like Celal - rely on the Community Refugee Relief Fund to have a happy start in our city. Ongoing donations to the fund are appreciated and can be made at UnitedWayKFLA.ca/refugeerelief
Learn more about the City of Kingston’s partnership in supporting the Community Refugee Relief Fund at CityofKingston.ca/refugees