Calgary newcomers and support groups to hold town hall to prevent teen suicide

The Homestretch

Calgary agencies that work with newcomers are reviewing their programs, after a nine-year-old Syrian girl died last month. The family of Amal Alshteiwi told CBC News the girl took her own life after being bullied for months at her northeast school. They came to Alberta three years ago as Syrian newcomers. Local groups are holding a town hall in a couple of weeks to look for ways to prevent something like this from happening again. Sam Nammoura has worked with Amal's family. He is co-founder of the Calgary Immigrant Support Society.

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