It is so encouraging to see our country stand up and take action on this important initiative. We are all citizens of the world and it is our responsibility to look after each other. This kind of generosity especially coming during the Holiday season is so heartwarming.
There's a number of different organizations and groups involved and it can get very confusing, so I thought for those still wondering how they might be able to help out, a few resources would be helpful...
The following resources are available:
Government of Canada official site - #WelcomeRefugees - Visit Here
Government of Ontario official site - How you can help - Visit Here
Lifeline Syria - Assists sponsor groups in the GTA - Visit Here - (Fantastic resource guide for sponsors)
OCASI - Welcome Ontario - Visit Here - (Rich resource of agencies serving immigrants in Ontario)
City of Toronto - Newcomers Programs - Visit Here
Co-op Housing Bulletins - Visit Here
City of Toronto - Information Fair - Thursday December 17, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Scarborough Civic Centre. Learn about available supports, services and resources for privately sponsored families.
Town Halls - Most Federal and Provincial MPs are holding information sessions in their ridings. Contact their offices for information.
Next Session: Chrystia Freeland MP - Town Hall