Events & Articles

February 08, 2016

In response to the Government of Canada’s commitment to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, many municipalities have expressed an interest in welcoming Government-Assisted Refugees, and integrating them into their communities. Communities outside the traditional network of cities and towns that welcome GARs are being invited to develop a Community Partnership Settlement Plan, which prepares them to welcome Government-Assisted Refugees.

February 03, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a guide 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.

February 03, 2016

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

December 24, 2015

This video provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will help newcomers get ready for their new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things they should do during their first two weeks in Canada to help make the transition easier.

The video is available in :

December 16, 2015

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has posted new videos of the first flight arrivals of Syrian refugees in Toronto and Montreal. You can view these videos and more on the department’s YouTube channel.

December 11, 2015

CMAS has prepared a guide Caring for Syrian Refugee Children for those working with immigrant and refugee children. This guide will provide program staff with the information and tools they'll need to better understand and respond to the unique experiences and needs of Syrian refugee children.

December 09, 2015

The Refugee Sponsorship Forum (Forum) provides information on refugee sponsorship, educational opportunities and coordination to refugee sponsorship groups in Guelph and area.  The Forum encourages and supports peer-to-peer networking and collaboration between the sponsorship groups in Guelph and area along with volunteer support.

December 09, 2015

The Kenora Refugee Support Partnership is a community initiative aimed at resettling refugees from conflict-ridden areas into a new home in Kenora.