On Wed 23 May we held an online conversation with Jobran Khanji on the Lived Experience of Syrian Refugees in Canada
Jobran told us about the findings of a national study on the lived experience of Syrian refugees who arrived in Canada in 2015-16.
The study, which was conducted by the non-profit, Environics Institute for Survey Research, and involved interviewing over 300 Syrian refugees, aimed to document how refugees have fared in their new country and lives, and what can be learned from their experience that might benefit refugees and society at large. It provides valuable insights into refugees’ experiences, hopes and challenges for the future.
Jobran Khanji is a community leader, an advocate for peace and a researcher with a background in international development and political science. He recently joined the Environcis Institute for Survey Research to lead the knowledge mobilization efforts for their Syrian Refugee Lived Experience Project. Additionally, Jobran founded Common Ground community house, a grass roots non-profit set to empower newcomers and new Canadians.