I recently had the enormous honour of delivering the keynote to the Tri-Cities Refugee Support Forum, a collaborative effort to bring together all the agencies and organizations in the Tri-Cities to connect and brainstorm how they can be more effective in supporting refugees, primarily coming from Syria. Special thanks to Wendy McCulloch, Co-Chair of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership Council and Director of Operations for S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and Sylvia Ceacero. Co-Chair of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership Council and CEO for SHARE Family and Community Services for the invitation. HUGE THANKS to Amy Cheng, Strategic Initiatives and Integration Manager at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for helping me with the research on Syrian refugees in B.C.