Somali Canadian Facts:
Canada hosts one of the largest Somali populations in the Western world.  Somalis have been identified as the largest African community in Canada.  Although most Somalis in Canada are recent arrivals,

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Somali Awareness Nights

First Official Somali Awareness Night at Parliament Hill I

On December 6, 2004 Canadian Friends of Somalia invited distinguished guest such as ambassadors from Sweden, Italy, China, and the United States and other nations, elected officials from the Parliament.

 Somali community members from Ottawa and Toronto, and the general public to make them aware of the nation of Somalia. The aim was to make the public aware of difficulties that Somalis face within their nation because of civil war. Or even the need of humanitarian aid so that there is an opportunity for a better quality of life.

CFS believes that with better understanding comes the chance to make a difference. It wanted to make a stronger connection for the friendly relation between Canadians and Somali Canadians.

 

First Official Somali Awareness Night at Parliament Hill II

On December 11th, 2006 CFS prepared another conference in order to refocus the distinguished guests, and the general public about the nation of Somalia. CFS wanted to address the challenges the Somalis face within their nation. The conference discussed the following issues:

* Opportunities and Challenges of NGO's and IGO's in Fragile States,
* Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Somali Women in War
* Peacemaking, Religion and Peace-building,
* Innocence Lost: The Effects of War on Children,
* Role of Diaspora Community in Reconciliation\Reconstruction efforts,
* Role of Media in War-making and Peace-keeping
* The objective of the conference was not only to spread awareness but also make powerful and unforgettable changes that can allow Somalis to become more stabilized.

 

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