Updates

Ryerson University, Lifeline Syria Challenge (RULSC) invites newcomer Syrians to a free financial literacy workshop (in Arabic).
 This workshop will be the second (out of 5) of our financial literacy series. This workshop will introduce participants to banking in Canada.
Topics include:

  • Banking
  • Banks vs. Credit Unions
  • Chequing vs. Saving Account
  • Saving for the Future
  • Mobile Banking Applications
  • Opening Bank Account
  • Fees and Service Charges
  • Newcomer Banking Packages

You can read more and register for this event on Eventbrite

Posted: 04/26/2016 - 12:14

The OttawaCitizen - When Syrian refugees began arriving by the planeload in Ottawa around Christmas time, many wondered where they would all live in a city with a severe shortage of affordable housing. But in a development that has surprised even settlement workers, all the government-sponsored refugees 1,112 of them have already found permanent housing.

Posted: 04/22/2016 - 10:10

Refugee families need lots of "starter kit" items for their homes.
Many refugee families have just moved into or will be moving into homes in Waterloo Region in the coming months. There is a new effort to better coordinate donations and gather items that we know are of immediate need.  “Starter kits” should be made up in quantities appropriate for four people.
For details on the contents of different starter kits please click here

Posted: 04/18/2016 - 15:15

Ryerson University, Lifeline Syria Challenge (RULSC) invites newcomer Syrians to a free financial literacy workshop (in Arabic).
This workshop will introduce participants to the Canadian financial system.
Topics include:

  • Canadian money
  • Average costs of living in Toronto
  • What is a Budget

You can read more and register for this event on Eventbrite

Posted: 04/06/2016 - 09:58

The Torontoist site shares suggestions of how the public can help Syrian refugees beyond donating money.

"There’s no shortage of love for Syrian refugees in Toronto, but knowing how to channel that desire to help can be tricky. It becomes especially confusing when you want to offer support and don’t have a wealth of disposable income. To help you navigate the vast refugee support network, we’ve compiled some ways to pitch in that don’t involve opening up your wallet."

Posted: 04/01/2016 - 15:49

The CIVICYork Region Online Immigrant Support Directory provides reliable, online information, for 600+ York Region settlement, immigrant, ethno-cultural, and integration services - organized and sorted for easy retrieval, available 24/7, with Google Translate - for both community residents and service providers.

Posted: 03/18/2016 - 14:34

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced the release of the Language Training for Canada video in Arabic. The purpose of the Language Training for Canada video is to raise newcomer awareness on the importance of official language skills for settlement in Canada.

The Language Training for Canada video is also available in English and French.

Posted: 03/18/2016 - 08:12

This unique Employment Summit will help Syrian Refugees learn about the Canadian workplace while providing practical skills for finding meaningful employment. The summit will feature a keynote on "Finding Success in Canadian Workplace" coupled with concurrent workshops.

Posted: 03/15/2016 - 07:57

The Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership invites you to the second of a series of monthly meet-up events for Private Refugee Sponsors in Scarborough.
At this session, a Trainer at the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will conduct an interactive workshop exploring the following themes:

  • Managing Expectations
  • Code of ethics for sponsoring groups
  • Integration Considerations

Also learn about service offered by Acces Employment Services.

You can read more and register for this event on through Eventbrite.

Posted: 03/10/2016 - 15:40

This multilingual fact sheet explains the services that are available to newcomers in Ontario. It is produced by the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.

Posted: 03/10/2016 - 14:50

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