#WelcomeAfghans: Follow the journey

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The Government of Canada is committed to welcoming at least 40,000 Afghan refugees to Canada. These are some of the photos, stories and announcements from this journey.

The photos

Photos of previous Afghan refugee arrivals are available in Dropbox for use by media.

The stories

Najibullah Sorosh

Educator building a brighter future for himself and others in Canada

Sheila Qayumi

Activist and teacher helping Afghan women settle in Canada

Ghousuddin Frotan

Journalist working to promote education for Afghan children

The people behind the initiative

Marcin

Meet a self-taught Farsi speaker who used his talent to talk Afghan refugees through their escape to safety

Akweley

Welcoming Afghan newcomers as they disembark on Canadian soil

The announcements

Announcement Date
Afghan newcomers to celebrate first Canada Day June 30, 2022
School programs help Afghan children thrive in Canada June 24, 2022
Afghan newcomers continue to arrive in Canada June 17, 2022
Canada marks 15,000 arrivals of Afghan refugees June 10, 2022
Canada celebrates Pride Month by helping Afghan LGBTQ2 individuals June 3, 2022
Settlement organizations help Afghan refugees adjust to new life in Canada May 27, 2022
Businesses offer jobs for Afghan newcomers May 13, 2022
Afghan journalists find freedom of expression in Canada May 6, 2022
Canadians continue to support Afghan refugees across the country April 29, 2022
Canada marks 10,000 arrivals of Afghan refugees March 30, 2022
Service provider helps connect Afghan newcomers to meaningful employment March 25, 2022
Minister Fraser meets with Afghan newcomers and settlement services organizations in Alberta March 18, 2022
Afghan women and girls make their mark in Canada March 11, 2022
Canadian educational institutions support Afghan newcomers March 4, 2022
Canadians continue to welcome Afghan refugees in their communities February 18, 2022
Canada continues to welcome more Afghan refugees February 11, 2022
Canada welcomes over 200 Afghan refugees to Vancouver January 19, 2022
Afghan human rights defenders arrive in Canada January 11, 2022
Notice – Application process for pathway to permanent residence for extended families of Afghan interpreters now open December 9, 2021
Minister Fraser welcomes home Afghan refugees arriving today December 8, 2021
First charter flight of privately sponsored Afghan refugees  arrives in Canada December 2, 2021
Notice – Canada announces new measures for extended families of Afghan interpreters November 24, 2021
Notice – Changes to the pre-removal risk assessment for Afghanistan October 18, 2021
More than 3,000 Evacuees Arrive in Canada from Afghanistan September 3, 2021
Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety August 31, 2021
Notice – Support for Afghan citizens with travel authorizations to leave Afghanistan August 29, 2021
Canada expands resettlement program to bring more Afghans to safety August 13, 2021
Canada welcomes first Afghan refugees resettled through the special immigration program August 4, 2021
Government of Canada offers refuge to Afghans who assisted Canada July 23, 2021
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