Connecting Syrian Refugee families to their new country in a small way

Last month we had the opportunity to work with the Together Project, an inspiring initiative that helps refugee families adjust to living in Canada. We invited a group of 20 Syrian refugees and their host families for a private tour around our growing miniature Canada.  Their reactions were inspiring:

From Heba, young mother

“My favourite thing is autumn in Southern Ontario.”

“So that’s what Canada’s Parliament Buildings look like!”

From Sary, young teen

[my favourite feature of OHML was] “Getting to see my city in a bird’s eye view”

From Manal, mother of teens

“It’s very professional work and a lot of details.  If I think about it my head will hurt me,”

It was a delight to see the excitement on the children’s faces as they explored all the itty-bitty corners of our miniature Canada – the moving bicycles by Parliament Hill were a big hit.  This visit has helped us to see a big opportunity to connect new Canadians to their new country and new neighbours through Our Home & Miniature Land.  

Camille Wodka