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July 25, 2016

Are you based in Ontario, sponsoring a refugee through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, and need help completing the application forms?

RSTP Ontario is hosting a free application forms clinic for Ontario based sponsors on Monday July 25th 2016 from 6pm to 8pm 

July 22, 2016

The Star Toronto - A year after its launch, the university’s refugee resettlement effort raised $4.5 million, formed 102 sponsorship groups and supported 150 refugee families.

When Wendy Cukier first challenged her colleagues and students at Ryerson University a year ago to step up and help sponsor Syrian refugees to Canada, her goal was modest: forming 10 sponsorship teams to bring in 10 families.

July 22, 2016

National Post Sundridge Ontario - The Alkurdi sisters are Syrian. They came to Canada in mid-February with their parents, Hisham and Bareaa, as privately sponsored refugees. On their second day in the country, they built a snowman. Now it is July and they are at an all-girls camp about three hours north of Toronto.

July 21, 2016

Syrian Family Links Initiative was launched in January 2016 to respond to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

The program aims at matching Syrian refugee families residing in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan with Canadian private sponsors.

The webinar is intended to provide an overview of the program and the profiles of the families registered with us (only non-identifying information would be provided).

Please note that the facilitator will not be able to answer case specific enquiries during the webinar.

July 21, 2016

This workshop which will be conducted by Toronto Refugee Sponsorship Support Initiative (Toronto RSS) is intended for the private sponsors of refugees and will explore various themes including:

July 19, 2016

CBC News Manitoba - People around the world come together to put on jerseys and cheer for their favourite teams but in Winnipeg a soccer camp used the love of sport to help refugee children feel at home.

The sounds of laughter, shoes hitting the ground, and soccer balls flying into the back of the net filled the University of Winnipeg's Axworthy Health and RecPlex on Saturday as about 100 kids, mostly from Syria, took part in a soccer camp.

July 19, 2016

Calgary Metro - Assma Yassin had one dream: to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And on Saturday, her dream finally came true.

The 17-year-old Syrian refugee, who arrived on the plane from Lebanon carrying a portrait of her hero, met him at Calgary Centre MP Kent Herh’s pancake breakfast.

July 15, 2016

CBC News North - Whitehorse could soon welcome its second family of Syrian refugees - maybe as early as September.

The Riverdale Baptist Church says it recently received word that it has been paired with a "travel-ready" family of five, now living in Turkey.

"I think we're all really excited," said Hillary Gladish, from the church's organizing committee. 

July 15, 2016

Anglican Journal Richmond Hill Ont - Since last September, when the world first saw the body of the little Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a shore in Turkey, Anglicans in 14 dioceses across Canada have sponsored and resettled 1,750 refugees, members of General Synod heard Tuesday, July 12.

July 13, 2016

City of Markham understands how important it is for you and your family to get to know the new community you have recently moved to.

To assist you in learning about your community, we have developed the One Family program. This program is an opportunity for families to come together with other Syrian families who are also living in Markham, to share experiences, access community information and participate in a planned activity.

Agenda:
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Sharing and Information Session
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Family Swim

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