Dental Hygiene Clinic for Syrian Families – Media Release
The North American Shia Ithna Asheri Muslim Community Organization (NASIMCO) and the Jaffari Community Centre (JCC) in Vaughan are two organizations actively helping new government-sponsored Syrian families adjust to the massive change.
In a third collaborative effort this year to help Syrian refugees, NASIMCO and JCC hosted a free dental screening and informative workshop session for hundreds of Syrian refugees in the York Region and Toronto area August 7, 2016.
“We have over 200 new Syrian-Canadians here today,” said JCC assistant treasure Azim Panju. “We’ve got just under 100 volunteers including 15 dentists, dental hygienists and community members, English-speakers and Arabic translators as well.”
Previous efforts from NASIMCO and JCC included organizing and delivering hygiene kits to families awaiting permanent housing, preparing backpacks for 300 children going to school and delivering donated household items to families upon settlement. Read the full article in Yorkregion.com.