CBC News (April 20, 2016)

A startup company founded by a University of Ottawa student hopes to help Syrian refugees settle in the community by giving them their first job experience in Canada, while also raising money for settlement efforts.

SuraiTea Inc. launched its online store last weekend, specializing in traditional Syrian jasmine tea. It’s the brainchild of local MBA student Kevin Smiley.

Smiley found a wholesale tea supplier in Toronto, then reached out to World Skills Employment Centre, an Ottawa organization that employs recently arrived immigrants and refugees.