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Harrison: People and Syrian Refugees

harrison: The secret to learning languages Syrian refugee language program brings residents and newcomers together For some people they've been waiting for a few months, according to CBC. We've sort of had a surge of people come forward, looking to work with a volunteer, and we're just trying to chip away at the waiting list, Harrison said. More than 120 people are on a wait list, CEO Lucia Harrison told The Morning Edition's host Craig Norris Thursday. That surge is, in part, due to the influx of Syrian refugees to Waterloo region in the last two years. Some of this has been with the arrival of the many Syrians, but also other newcomers to the community. Over any other year, we've had more than double the number of people requesting to take part Harrison said. ( As reported in the news.