Welcome Syrian Refugees

Resources for Community Organizations, Settlement Staff and Private Sponsors


Sponsorship Information

Resource Title
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 Practical Guide for Sponsors - Lifeline Syria     Document
 Refugee Sponsorship Training Program Website
 Find a Sponsorship Agreement Holder Website
 Private Sponsors: What they Do - An Infographic       Document 
 Private Sponsorship of Refugees Toolkit 
  Canadian Council for Refugees
      Website 
 How to Sponsor Syrian Refugees Website
 Lifeline Syria - Recruiting & Assisting Private  Sponsors        Website
 Syrian Family Links Initiative: Connecting Syrian Family
 members with sponsors
      Discontinued Dec 2016
 Month 13 Planning Resource Kit       Document
 Lessons from Month 13       Document 

 

General Information

 Resource Title 
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 Link to Document/Website 
 Backgrounder on Syrian Refugee Crisis  
 Document    
 Arriving Refugees Report - Dec 10 2015 to Jan 31 2016   Document    
 Canada's Response to the Global Refugee Crisis:
 Taking Stock and Moving Forward (video of Panel  Discussion)
      Website 
 How Ontario is Helping Syrian Refugees       Website
 City of Toronto's Resettlement Program       Website
 Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial
 Wellbeing of Syrians
   Document    
 Provincial Resource Page on Settlement of Syrian  Refugees       Website 
 Find Community Services       Website
  H.O.M.E  Portal connecting Syrian Refugees with
  Housing and Resources
      Website 
 Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
 (formerly CIC)
      Website
  Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Refugees (OCASI)       Website
 Syrian Refugee Assistance Information       Website
 Settlement Pathway for Privately Sponsored Refugees     Document    
 Settlement Pathway for Refugee Claimants - Inland Claim           Document    
 Settlement Pathway for Refugee Claimants - Port of Entry    Document    
 Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Brochure - ENGLISH    Document    
  Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Brochure - ARABIC   Document     
 Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Brochure - FRENCH    Document     
 Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Brochure - CHINESE   Document     
 Welcome to Ontario - English
   Document    
 Welcome to Canada - Your First 2 Weeks (video in Arabic)       Website 
 Volunteer Recruitment Website for Syrian Refugees       Website 


Education

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 Welcome to School Website
 People for Education Website
 Hard Lessons
 Private Career Colleges - Research Report                            
   Document
   
 Hard Lessons
 Private Career Colleges - Fact Sheet

Document


 Education Pathways for Newcomers in Ontario   Document     
 Syria: Educational Profile - A Guide to Place Refugee
 Students in Canadian Schools
  Document     
 The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees       Website
 The Education System in Syria (World Education Service)       Website 
 Welcome to Ontario -  English
 Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
  Document     
 Welcome to Ontario - French 
 Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
  Document     
 Welcome to Ontario - Arabic
 Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
  Document     
 Welcome to Ontario - Kurdish 
 Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
  Document    

Employment

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 Employment Standards                                                                                                                                   Website
 Consortium of Agencies Serving
 Internationally-trained Persons (CASIP)
      Website 
 Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
 Employment Information
       Website
 Refugee Career Jumpstart Project (RCJP)       Website 
 Find a Job        Website


Healthcare

Resource Title
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 Connecting to Health Care: Comprehensive primary care
 for Syrian Refugees in GTA
  Document    
 Crossroads Clinic - Healthcare for Refugees                                                                Website
 Interim Federal Health Plan          Website
 Refugee Health Line - Fact Sheet      Document    
 How to find a doctor, clinic, hospital, pharmacy 
      Website
 Enhancing our capacity to support refugees       Website 
 Mental health and refugees: position paper    Document    


Housing

Resource Title
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 Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
 Housing Information
                                                                                
                                                        Website
 H.O.M.E Portal connecting Syrian Refugees to
 Housing and Resources
      Website
 Housing Basics       Website


Language Classes 

Resource Title
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Link to Document/Website
 Language Assessment Referral Services
 (English and French Language Assessments)
Website
 Learn English with the Toronto District School Board       Website 
 Learn English with the Toronto Catholic District School  Board       Website 

 

Legal

Resource Title
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 Legal Aid for Syrian Refugees                                                                                                                            Website



Clothing, Food, Furniture and Housewares

Resource Title
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 H.O.M.E Portal Connecting Syrian Refugees to Housing and Resources       Website 
 Syrian Refugee Donations    Document    
 Halal Supermarkets, Grocers and Butchers   Document