Supporting Syrian Refugees

'It's therapy': Lethbridge woman uses art to help refugees tell their stories

CBC News Calgary - Participants use mediums like painting, sculpting and poetry to share their experiences

A project in Lethbridge is helping refugees use the universal language of art to tell their stories of fleeing war-torn countries for Canada.

When refugees from Syria, Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries began resettling in Lethbridge two years ago, artist Amrita Deshpande knew she wanted to help.

How the Livelihood Project is giving refugees looking for a career a helping hand

CBCNews - The Livelihood Project combines a community space, agency and app to help newcomers find careers.

Thousands of refugees and other newcomers arrive in Toronto every year, but many struggle to find a job, let alone one they want.

To solve that, problem Arash Samimi co-founded The Livelihood Project  - a community space, an agency and a mobile app all designed to help newcomers find employment and build careers.

Do You Want to Sponsor a Refugee?

Refugee Sponsorship Support Program will be hosting its next legal clinic on Saturday June 24, 2017 in downtown Toronto.

At these legal clinics, Refugee SSP offer free refugee sponsorship application support services from their trained pro bono lawyers. Refugee SSP are happy to work with you on cases that you are planning to submit through your SAHs as well as Groups of Five or Community Sponsors.

Come to the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program’s free clinic to meet with a lawyer who can:

Welcome to Canada

"Produced by the Niagara Regional Police Service Video Unit in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Halton Regional Police Service, this video provides Arabic-speaking newcomers to Canada with an overview of the function and mandate of policing in Canada, Constitutional rights and what they can expect in terms of services and during encounters with the police".

Welcome to Canada - Arabic [Video] with English subtitles.

Hamilton wellness program helps refugees conquer fears of water, loneliness

The Spectator Hamilton - The joy in the YWCA gym was undeniable as about 100 Syrian refugee women and girls laughed, danced, shared a meal and celebrated their new lives in Canada.

The women were part of a group of 200 who participated in the Road to Wellness program run by the YWCA in collaboration with Wesley Urban Ministries, the agency now working with government- assisted refugees.

Syrian newcomer who refused social assistance, finds job in Cambridge

CBCNews Kitchener Waterloo - 'My life's completely changed,' says Syrian refugee Tareq Ibrahim

One month after sharing his story with CBC News, Tareq Ibrahim has landed a job in his field with Cambridge insurance company Gore Mutual.

Ibrahim arrived in Kitchener in September 2015, but despite being fluent in English and having worked as a finance manager for multi-national corporations, he struggled to find work that matched his skills. 

Settlement Workers & Refugee Sponsorship: Supporting Sponsor and Newcomers

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), in partnership with Refugee 613, is hosting a workshop for settlement agency staff based in Ottawa. The workshops will equip settlement agency staff, including settlement workers, managers, directors and other frontline workers, with training intended to support the services provided to privately sponsored refugees and work with refugee sponsors.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Syrian farmers learn to work Canadian soil in Keswick Ridge

CBCNews NewBrunswick - Some old farmland outside of Fredericton is being used to help about 10 Syrian refugee families learn how to farm in Canada and to give them work experience and a little extra food at the table.

Twelve hectares of donated land in Keswick Ridge is being used as a training ground, known as the Tula Farm Project, aimed at teaching new farmers how to work Canadian soil.