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Experience: Sri Lanka and Shan

experience: Shan's appointment as welcomer-in-chief was confirmed at a recent Toronto City Council meeting, with the Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River representative taking over from Coun, according to Metro News. Joe Mihevc. Neethan Shan hopes his own experience as a refugee will let him hit the ground running. Shan will also remain the city's Youth Advocate. As someone who arrived as a refugee, to be able to help others who might be going through similar challenges is very humbling. I came to Canada, aged 16, from the civil war in Sri Lanka, so I can bring lived experience and professional experience together, he said Tuesday. ( As reported in the news.