In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Canada resettled more than 40,000 Syrian refugees. This effort was an exceptional and time-limited situation which required additional resources as well as special measures which were temporarily put in place.
The Canadian government announced on November 24, 2015 that it planned to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, click here for more information. to help alleviate the overwhelming number of refugees residing in those countries. The refugees will either come as a Government Sponsored Refugees or as Privately Sponsored Refugees.
The following resources are available for community agencies and partners assisting with Syrian refugee resettlement.
Refugee Sponsorship Support Program
The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program assist groups seeking to privately sponsor refugees, click here
Click here to find out ways your organization can help to Welcome Refugees.
Canadian Refugee Myth and Fact Sheets
Syrian Refugee Fact SheetRefugee Myth SheetFor more information on Cultural Considerations, Demographics, Health Characteristics, Employment and more, click here. Information sheet on healthcare access through the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP):Healthcare Access for Syrian Refugees Syrian Education Profile (World Education Services-WES), click here. How to Volunteer or Request Volunteers
If you are looking for volunteers visit Volunteer Halton to view current opportunities, click here.
Trained interpreters can be booked through the HMC Connections or The Centre for Education & Training.Interpretation ResourcesGuidelines when using face to face interpretationGuidelines when using telephone interpretationThe Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities offers employment and training programs/services to help refugees settle in Ontario:
Welcome to Ontario - (ENG)Welcome to Ontario - (Arabic)