Ahlan: The bear that welcomes refugee children to Canada by COSTI Immigrant Services

Ahlan: The bear that welcomes refugee children to Canada by COSTI Immigrant Services


Ahlan Bear: (Arabic/English) Welcome to Canada Welcome to Canada What we see with the Syrian children here is that they immediately start to pick up words in English and start to practice them and interact with each other and play, play by using their new words. Ahlan Bear: (Arabic/English) Have you ever seen snow? Have you ever seen snow? Ahlan Bear: Thank you The connection between the two cultures is immediate Ahlan Bear: I love hockey I love hockey I as a child was raised in a war zone Back then I needed something to help me feel secure and I had a blue blanket that I always, like.. remember it This bear will give them this sense of security and belonging as well Ahlan Bear: You can be anything you want Welcome

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