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​​​​​​​​Information for Community Agencies for Refugees: Halton Region​

The conflict in Syria, which began in 2011, has caused widespread displacement with more than 4 million Syrian refugees fleeing to the neighbouring countries and another 8 million displaced internally. Only three countries, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey have formal refugee camps however, 85% of Syrian refugees live in non-camp environments such as urban centres or makeshift dwellings.


The Canadian government announced on November 24, 2015 that it plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.     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


Welcome Refugees

Click here ​to find out ways your organization can help to Welcome Refugees.

Canadian Refugee Myth and Fact Sheets

Syrian Refu​gee Fact Sheet
Refugee Myth Sheet

Syrian Refugees: Cultural Considerations, Demographics, Health Characteristics, Employment and more
Popula​tion Profi​​le: Syrian Refugees 

Syrian Refugees: Information sheet on healthcare access through the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
​Healthcare A​ccess for Syrian Refugees 

Syrian Education Profile (World Education Services-WES)
Syrian Educational Profile WES

How to Volunteer or Request Volunteers

If you need volunteers please provide Voluntee​r Halton with volunteer descriptions.

If you would like to volunteer​ Volunteer Halton has multiple opportunities.

Book Interpreters

Trained interpreters can be booked through the HMC Con​​nections or The Centre for Education & Training.

​Interpretation Resources
Guidelines when ​​using f​​​ace t​​​o face interpretation
Guidelin​​es when using telepho​ne interpretation​

Syrian Refugee Health Fact Sheet

Where to find Help in Halton
Where to find Help in​​ Halton

Where to find Food in Halton 
Where to get Food in ​​Halton

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development offers employment and training programs/services to help refugees settle in Ontario. 

Welcome​​​ to Ontario​​​ - (ENG)
Welcome to​ Ontario - (Arabic)

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