Bake Sale Fundraiser with Autism NS

Open Harbour is partnering with Autism Nova Scotia for a bake sale fundraiser on Friday, March 10th at the Spring Garden Road entrance to Park Lane Mall. We’ll be offering a wide selection of delicious baked goods prepared by volunteers from Open Harbour and from Autism NS. Make sure to stop by and check out … Read more

One-Year Anniversary of the Ali/Youssef Family’s Arrival

This past weekend Open Harbour had a chance to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the arrival of the Ali/Youssef Family to Canada. Open Harbour members have gotten to know the family really well as they helped them settle in their new home here in Halifax. Members, friends, and supporters of Open Harbour arranged a delicious … Read more

First Canadian Holiday Season

The Ali/Youssef family enjoyed their first holiday season in Canada. Chahin answered a few questions by email. Here are his responses What did you think of your first holiday season here in Canada? Because I had free time I remembered how far we are, and how we were spending a very good time together. That … Read more

Call for Volunteers

Open Harbour is always looking to expand its team. But this call is special. We are looking to fill key roles – Volunteer Coordinator, Housing Lead, Fundraiser and Co-Chair. We want to fill the roles with people who have expertise and motivation and a passion for refugee protection. The new people will not be acting … Read more

Open Harbour hosts a spectacular fundraising dinner with Chef Abod

Last Friday, Open Harbour hosted a spectacular evening dinner with lots of fun and lots of laughs. The delicious meal was prepared by Chef Abod (restaurant at 3217 Kempt Road Open Harbour appreciates the support of those who attended. A special thanks goes out to Mary Lynk and her family – Stan, Laila and … Read more

Open Harbour invites you to: Meet the Family Potluck

Open Harbour would like to thank you for your support of the Ali/Youssef family by inviting you to Volunteer/Supporter Potluck. Come meet the whole family: Shahin, Yasmin, Shana, Yara and Joanna Suriya born Oct 10. The Potluck will take place Saturday, December 3, 5 pm to 7 pm at Grace United Church Hall, 70 King … Read more

Open Harbour Fundraising Raffle

Open Harbour members will be selling raffle tickets until December 3. Tickets are $2 each, three for $5. Contact an OHRA member you know, or email us at if you want to purchase tickets. Talk about one-stop shopping! The winner receives a basket with gift certificates from the following businesses: FOOD Agora Mediterranean Cafe … Read more

Open Harbour Presents: A Savoury Feast

Join us on Friday, November 25, for a fantastic fund-raising dinner fit for a prince and served in a historic South-End Halifax mansion. Chef Abod, former chef to a Saudi Prince, has created an exceptional three-course menu exclusively for Open Harbour. Tickets are $75 – Only 30 tickets will be sold! (Please reserve by Nov. … Read more

Raising all Boats: From Welfare to Well Being

Marie Thompson an active member of Open Harbour has been involved in helping refugees resettle in Canada for the past few years. She along with members of Halifax Refugee Welcome Group Dick Evans and Lee Seymour have shared with us their thoughts on the Canadian Social Assistance system and how it could be tailored to … Read more