Representing New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island
This April, more than 60 new Canadians from Syria donated blood in Halifax as a way of thanking Canada for giving them a new home. Like Mohammed Harb, who came to Canada in 2016, they all came as refugees within the last two years. Mohammad worked for weeks to organize the event, called Syrian Canadian Donation Day, and recruit first-time donors. The event was covered by major media outlets, and Mohammed acted as spokesperson. His efforts were integral to the day’s success and an inspiration for all who attended. He continues to encourage others to give blood as an important way of giving back. Mohammed is currently enrolled in a program with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia that helps newcomers settle in to their new life in Canada.