Events & Articles

February 03, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a Backgrounder to share information about the role of sponsors for privately sponsored refugees to Canada. This includes information about the types of support that a privately sponsored refugee can expect. IRCC offers this in text and in an infographic formats.

February 03, 2016

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services has shared resources for Syrian refugees and those supporting them. You can find links on their website.

February 01, 2016

The Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued a statement to congratulate those working on the ground to support the national project to resettle Syrian refugees in Canada.

January 26, 2016

Syrian Family Links was launched to help connect Syrian refugees abroad with private Canadian sponsors through the help of the refugee’s family in Canada. Through this initiative, Syrians in Canada can identify family members who are refugees in Lebanon, Jordan or Turkey and help link them with local sponsorship groups in Canada who are seeking someone to sponsor.

January 25, 2016

Finding a health care provider is an important first step for many newly arrived refugees in Ontario.
The Refugee HealthLine -- 1-866-286-4770 will play a key role in connecting refugees with various health service providers for transitional care in the short-term, and will be developing and maintaining a registry of providers able to provide care for refugees.

January 18, 2016

There are many groups of residents working with organizations to plan and support refugees and newcomers across Bruce and Grey Counties.
In an effort to help coordinate who is doing what and where, Community Connection/211 has been asked to contact organizations to seek your input to identify supports, services and any other relevant opportunities, formal and informal, organized or spontaneous.

January 13, 2016

A significant milestone was reached late yesterday evening. Canada has now welcomed more than 10,000 Syrian refugees to our country as part of the #WelcomeRefugees initiative, bringing us closer to our goal of welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016.

January 13, 2016

This page centralizes information and resources related to the Syrian Refugee Crisis response through updates and links to related information. This includes links to resources and information on the multitude of initiatives happening across Toronto and nationwide as well as initiatives and actions organized by Toronto East Quadrant (TEQ) Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) and partners to support refugees arriving in Scarborough.

January 13, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario has made a grant of nearly $90,000 to support free legal help that will assist the arrival of Syrian refugees in the Toronto area. The grant furthers the partnership of Lifeline Syria and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, a pro bono lawyer co-ordination effort led by the University of Ottawa's Refugee Law Hub.