Syrian Refugee Initiative - #WelcomeRefugees


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)

Newcomer Settlement Agencies - Visit Here  - (Check out COSTI in particular for Toronto, as well as for 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

Town Hall on Syrian Refugees

December 22, 2015 | 5:30-7:30pm

Miles Nadal JCC, Room 318
750 Spadina Ave, Toronto
(map it)
RSVP: [email protected]

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  • Tim S
    #WelcomeRegugees This is so heart-inspiring to see. My neighbours are refugees from Syria and from them I learned so much about what it means to be Canadian. In just a few years they were able to make one of the most successful hard salons in my hometown.

    They do nothing but serve the community here in Scarborough and are generous donors to the commonwealth. They also bolster the expectations of what families are capable. They’re sure a whole lot less lazy than I am, that’s for sure, and I’m grateful to have these strong folks in my country. They’re youngest son even serves Scarborough by driving tow trucks for , so thank you for this positive movement!

    Much love,
  • Syrian Refugee Initiative - #WelcomeRefugees - Links to GTA resources - Find out how you can help.
  • Syrian Refugee Initiative - #WelcomeRefugees - Links to GTA resources - Find out how you can help.