All too often, we underestimate the power of community. In Montréal, Les Filles Fattoush has created work—and a warm welcome—for Syrian refugee women. The village of Saint-Adrien boasts an unusually strong feeling of belonging, shared between generations, for natives and newcomers alike.
Adelle Tarzibachi immigrated to Montréal almost 20 years ago. In 2017 she founded Les Filles Fattoush (“the Fattoush girls”), which provides employment to Syrian refugees while giving Montrealers a taste of her home country’s cuisine. The company helps refugees break out of their social isolation and integrate into a new community.
In Saint-Adrien, everyone seems to take part in village life. Pierre-Philippe Côté, a.k.a. “Pilou,” introduces us to key members of the community who have helped turn this small village in the Eastern Townships into an ideal of communal life where locals are making the most of the land and putting the strengths of all residents to best use.
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