AGENDA 7pm Jan12, 2016
St. Alban’s Refugee Settlement Committee
Due to weather conditions not everyone could attend. But still, a lively and robust group.
Settlement Plan Up-date:
Pam - advised that we are still looking for a second accommodation (house or apt.) for the second group and asked everyone to talk to realtors/landlords they may know.
Pam - available help Pam pointed out there are many services available around employment but we will have to wait until we know what skills the family has.
- Who wants a copy of notes
- Who will call all clinics, etc. to put on notice
- Allison will contact Clinics to make them aware we will require both male and female Doctors.
- Require both female & male Dr. (if Muslim)
Language & Education:
Pam re: culture: Pam met with a young Muslim woman on cultural issues. Advised that touching, hugging would make most families uncomfortable, whether they are Muslim or Christian. Child care would be very minimal, if at all, in the beginning; they eat mostly a Mediterranean diet. Interesting fact: Don’t ask Muslim family to a marshmallow roast…marshmallows are made with “pork” grease! Who knew? Advised Halal at No Frills, Sobey’s to a lesser extent, and Maple Lodge Farms. Also, many small Mediterranean food shops in Milton. (Drivers again)