Since November 2015, Canada has welcomed over 40 000 Syrian refugees. However, their struggles do not simply end by entering
a safe haven like Canada. When refugees come to our country, they are instantly submerged into a very
rapid and complicated economic system. As you can imagine, it’s very different from the economy in
war-torn Syria. Often refugees are very talented workers that can bring new ideas and skills into our communities.
Through Project Mosaic, we are fixing this gap. We have designed a six-week business workshop to empower
15 Syrian youth to develop the skills they need to start their own small businesses.