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

These multilingual fact sheets include information on health care coverage and service options for Syrian refugees in Ontario. They are produced by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Posted: 03/10/2016 - 14:47

A plane carrying the 25,000th Syrian refugee landed in Montreal Saturday night. Today marks the deadline for the government’s pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. Now that the government has met its commitment, the resettlement process will slow down, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum said last week.

Posted: 02/29/2016 - 11:36

Organizations in Leamington, Ontario, Peterborough, Ontario and Brooks, Alberta are stepping up to play a stronger role in resettling refugees in Canada.
The New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence (Leamington), the New Canadians Centre (Peterborough) and the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (Brooks) all successfully demonstrated they have the services in place to become new Resettlement Assistance Program centres and are able to start accepting government-assisted refugees.

Posted: 02/24/2016 - 14:39