More than 10,000 Syrian refugees have now arrived in Canada, many of whom are now staying in Toronto.
Tarek Bin Yameen was once a refugee himself, having grown up amid civil war in Yemen. Now a medical student, he and his family came to Canada 16 years ago. Knowing the trauma kids from Syria have experienced, he wanted to give back.
Last weekend, he and his wife Imman Sarhan volunteered at an event for the 400 Syrians — half of whom are children — staying at Toronto's Plaza Hotel. They were in charge of an arts and crafts table and the results will fill your cold Canadian heart with warmth.